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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: broken apart, broke apart, breaks apart, breaking apart

See also: wear out

Type of: break, break up, destroy, destruct, disintegrate, part, separate, spifflicate [Brit, informal], spiflicate [Brit, informal], split, split up, uncreate [literary]

Antonym: set up, unify