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come apart

phrasal verb with come uk   us   /kʌm/ verb (came, come)
(Definition of come apart from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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come apart

phrasal verb with come  us   /kʌm/ verb (past tense came  /keɪm/ , past participle come)
  • (SEPARATE)

to ​separate into ​pieces: The ​windows come apart for ​easycleaning.

come apart

phrasal verb with come  us   /kʌm/ verb (past tense came  /keɪm/ , past participle come)
  • (FAIL)

to be ​unsuccessful, or ​fail to ​produce the ​intendedresults: The ​globaleconomy is ​showingsigns of coming apart. His ​publiclifebegan to come apart early in 1987.
(Definition of come apart from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “come apart”
in Chinese (Simplified) 散开, 散架, 破裂…
in Chinese (Traditional) 散開, 散架, 破裂…
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