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fall apart

verb uk phrasal verb with fall   /fɔːl/ us    /fɑːl/ (fell, fallen)

(BREAK)

B2 to break into pieces: My poor old boots are falling apart.
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(STOP WORKING)

B2 If an organization, system, or agreement falls apart, it fails or stops working effectively: The deal fell apart because of a lack of financing. Their marriage fell apart when she found out about her husband's affair.
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(EMOTIONS)

informal to experience serious emotional problems that make you unable to think or act in the usual way: After his wife died, he began to fall apart.
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