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  • v. to break, separate.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. become separated into pieces or fragments


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  • Flimsy baby doll dresses that come apart in the wash.

    The Madonnas of Echo Park

  • All underfoot were bodies and pieces of bodies, and so many men had come apart in the blowup and the shelling that the ground was slick and threw a terrible stink from their wet internalments.

    Cold Mountain

  • Even if Al made the rope come apart -- which he could do easy enough -- there wasn't no way two White boys could outrun Reds in the forest.

    He Don't Know Him

  • She resolutely rapped her knuckles on a door that looked as if it might come apart if she wasn't careful.

    Men Don't Leave Me


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