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English definition of “fall apart”

fall apart

(STOP WORKING) phrasal verb with fall     /fɔːl/ US  /fɑːl/ verb (fell, fallen)
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 .Failing and doing badly
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