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Come apart   /kəm əpˈɑrt/   Listen
Come apart

verb
1.
Become separated into pieces or fragments.  Synonyms: break, fall apart, separate, split up.  "The freshly baked loaf fell apart"






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"Come apart" Quotes from Famous Books



... energy of molecular motion, possessed by the two bodies; there being a loss and gain of energy, on the two sides respectively, the opposite electrifications are the result. Then when separated, the two bodies come apart oppositely electrified. ...
— The Standard Electrical Dictionary - A Popular Dictionary of Words and Terms Used in the Practice - of Electrical Engineering • T. O'Conor Slone

... the raft. The logs were fastened together so insecurely, owing to the fact that all the rope was in the runaway boat, that Harry was in constant fear that they would come apart, and was obliged to paddle very carefully to avoid putting any strain on the raft. With such a craft speed was out of the question; and after an hour of hard work the raft was only half way between the island and the boat. Harry was not easily discouraged, however, and he paddled on, knowing that ...
— Harper's Young People, August 24, 1880 - An Illustrated Weekly • Various

... countenance, the loyal heart of Morris interpreted it as a new menace to his sovereign. No later than yesterday she had warned them of the vital importance of coherence. "Every one knows," she had said, "that only common little boys and girls come apart. No one ever likes them," and the big stranger ...
— The Wit and Humor of America, Volume III. (of X.) • Various

... beforehand, and everything, including the waiter's tip, arranged and settled for. If you have not an account at the restaurant, pay the bill at the time you order the menu and reserve the table. Flowers should be included, and a centerpiece of roses, which are so arranged as to come apart and be distributed in bunches to each of your fair guests, is one of the favorite devices. Small boutonnieres are provided for the men. The public restaurant or dining room is the place for a bachelor supper when ladies are guests. A private room is not proper, and your guests want to ...
— The Complete Bachelor - Manners for Men • Walter Germain



Words linked to "Come apart" :   run, bust, crack, burst, separate, fragmentize, ladder, break open, fragmentise, fragment, break up, split, split up, fall apart, puncture, smash, snap, crush, break, change integrity



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