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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 easy cleaning.

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 intended results: The global economy is showing signs of coming apart. His public life began 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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