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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



... except a space of about twelve inches. Take the full pillow unopened and baste one side of the empty one to the full one. Then with a knife slit open the seam of the pillow, the twelve-inch space. Quickly baste the other sides together so they will not come apart easily. Then slowly push the feathers into the clean and empty tick, and when finished undo the basting and sew tightly. Soak the soiled ticks in cold water ...
— Mother's Remedies - Over One Thousand Tried and Tested Remedies from Mothers - of the United States and Canada • T. J. Ritter

... carried off the body, together with the other, and, binding them so firmly together that they would not come apart, attached to them a quantity of stones and pebbles, together with their weapons and clothes, so as not to be discovered by any sign, after which they carried them to the middle of the river, threw ...
— Voyages of Samuel de Champlain V3 • Samuel de Champlain

... cries of sympathy and reprobation, rushed to pick up the little dark body. But the black-and-white dog was ahead of them. He raced in and snatched the queer thing up, gently enough, in his teeth. But he let it drop again at once in huge surprise. It had come apart. All of a sudden it was two bats instead of one. He couldn't understand it at all. And neither could the children. And while they stood staring—the black-and-white dog with his tongue hanging ...
— Children of the Wild • Charles G. D. Roberts

... only objection to the Catamaran. Their experience in the gale of the preceding night had taught them, how little they could depend upon her in the event of a real storm. In very rough weather she would certainly be destroyed. Her timbers under the strain would come apart; or, even if they should stick together, and by the buoyancy of the empty casks continue to keep afloat, the sea would wash over them all the same and either ...
— The Ocean Waifs - A Story of Adventure on Land and Sea • Mayne Reid

... a narrow escape I had," he said. "I was very nearly drowned and melted in the water. I had better keep very still and quiet until I am quite dry again, or I may come apart like the Jack in the Box who jumped off his spring. Yes, I will sit here very quietly until I am dry. I do feel so ...
— The Story of a Candy Rabbit • Laura Lee Hope



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



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