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  • v. break up or separate
  • v. take apart into its constituent pieces
  • v. break violently or noisily; smash


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  • My mother glances at the stage and utters one word, besporyadok, disorder, which is what she says when I leave my uniform dress hanging on a chair, or when radiators in our apartment turn off on New Year’s Eve without warning, or when there is no janitor in sight to break apart a slope of ice in front of the entrance to our building.

    A Mountain of Crumbs

  • He had never tried to break apart anything as large as these rocks by magic, and now didn't seem a good moment to try-what if the whole tunnel caved in?

    Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets


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