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Phrasal Verbs

fall apart

This page is about the phrasal verb fall apart

Meaning

If something falls apart, it breaks into pieces or parts start falling off.

Synonym

disintegrate (formal)

For example

  • fall apart My old shoes are falling apart, so I'll have to get some new ones.

  • fall apart If the model plane falls apart, get some stronger glue and put it together again.

Quick Quiz

You'll know that a book is falling apart if you can see

a. its pages coming loose

b. its sales aren't good

c. it's not well-written

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