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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, took apart, takes apart, taking apart

See also: break

Type of: destroy, destruct, divide, part, separate, spifflicate [Brit, informal], spiflicate [Brit, informal], uncreate [literary]

Antonym: synthesize