come apart

This page is about the phrasal verb come apart.

Meaning: to separate into several pieces, or to break into several parts

For example:

  • come apart This bag is so old that it's starting to come apart at the seams.

  • come apart This juicer comes apart so that you can clean it easily.

Quick Quiz:

When I picked up the old book, it came apart

a. and some pages fell to the floor

b. so I had to force it to open

c. at the exact page I wanted to read

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Contributor: Matt Errey