come apart

(to break into pieces: The book came apart in my hands.) gå sönder, falla i bitar

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  • come apart — index separate Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • come apart — phrasal verb [intransitive] Word forms come apart : present tense I/you/we/they come apart he/she/it comes apart present participle coming apart past tense came apart past participle come apart 1) if an object comes apart, it separates into… …   English dictionary

  • come apart — verb become separated into pieces or fragments The figurine broke The freshly baked loaf fell apart • Syn: ↑break, ↑separate, ↑split up, ↑fall apart • See Also: ↑break up …   Useful english dictionary

  • come apart — to stop working effectively. Parents are saying that the school has come apart since the principal left. If the agreement comes apart, we ll just have to put a better one together. Related vocabulary: come apart at the seams …   New idioms dictionary

  • come apart — if the straw is too short, the bales will come apart Syn: break apart, break up, fall to bits/pieces, fall apart, disintegrate, come unstuck, separate, split, tear …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • come apart — Synonyms and related words: ablate, atomize, be angry, be excitable, bellow, blow a gasket, blow up, break, break open, break up, burst, carry away, catch fire, catch the infection, cave in, collapse, come off, come undone, come unstuck, conk out …   Moby Thesaurus

  • come apart — collapse, fall down, break down …   English contemporary dictionary

  • come apart at the seams — {v. phr.}, {slang}, {informal} To become upset to the point where one loses self control and composure as if having suffered a sudden nervous breakdown. * /After his divorce Joe seemed to be coming apart at the seams./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • come apart at the seams — {v. phr.}, {slang}, {informal} To become upset to the point where one loses self control and composure as if having suffered a sudden nervous breakdown. * /After his divorce Joe seemed to be coming apart at the seams./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • come apart at the seams — to be in a bad condition and about to fail or lose control. Large segments of the world economy seem to be coming apart at the seams. Related vocabulary: come apart Etymology: from the idea that when the seams (= places where two pieces of… …   New idioms dictionary

  • come apart at the seams —    To say that someone is coming apart at the seams means that they are extremely upset or under severe mental stress.     Bob has had so many problems lately, he s coming apart at the seams …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

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