Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb break_apart

3 senses of break apart

Sense 1
disassemble, dismantle, take apart, break up, break apart -- (take apart into its constituent pieces)
       => destroy, destruct -- (do away with, cause the destruction or undoing of; "The fire destroyed the house")

Sense 2
crash, break up, break apart -- (break violently or noisily; smash;)
       => disintegrate -- (break into parts or components or lose cohesion or unity; "The material disintegrated"; "the group disintegrated after the leader died")

Sense 3
disunify, break apart -- (break up or separate; "The country is disunifying"; "Yugoslavia broke apart after 1989")
       => separate, part, split up, split, break, break up -- (discontinue an association or relation; go different ways; "The business partners broke over a tax question"; "The couple separated after 25 years of marriage"; "My friend and I split up")

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