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Verb: break apart
  1. Take apart into its constituent pieces
    - disassemble, dismantle, take apart, break up
     
  2. Break violently or noisily; smash;
    - crash, break up
     
  3. Break up or separate
    "Yugoslavia broke apart after 1989";
    - disunify

Derived forms: breaking apart, broke apart, broken apart, breaks apart

Type of: break, break up, destroy, destruct, disintegrate, part, separate, spifflicate, spiflicate, split, split up