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Verb: take apart  teyk u'paa(r)t
  1. Take apart into its constituent pieces
    - disassemble, dismantle, break up, break apart
     
  2. Divide into pieces
    - dismember, discerp
     
  3. Make a mathematical, chemical, or grammatical analysis of; break down into components or essential features
    "take apart today's financial market";
    - analyze [N. Amer], analyse [Brit, Cdn], break down, dissect

Derived forms: taken apart, takes apart, took apart, taking apart

See also: take

Type of: destroy, destruct, divide, part, separate, spifflicate, spiflicate