Значение "fall apart" в словаре английского

fall apart в британском английском

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fall apart

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

(BREAK)

B2 to break into pieces:

Больше примеров

  • He bought some cheap shoes that fell apart after a couple of months.
  • My jacket is so old it's falling apart.
  • I picked up the book and it fell apart in my hands.
  • My old coat is falling apart at the seams.
  • I really have to replace this bag - it's falling apart.

(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.

Больше примеров

  • The whole family seems to be falling apart since Daniel died.
  • The whole apparatus of communism was already falling apart.
  • Arsenal's defence were strong, but their midfield fell apart in the first five minutes of the match.
  • I thought the whole meeting was going to fall apart but you rescued it like a true professional!
  • Their marriage is falling apart at the seams.

(Определение fall apart из Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

fall apart в американском английском

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fall apart

phrasal verb with fall us /fɔl/ verb past tense fell /fel/ , past participle fallen /ˈfɔ·lən/

(BREAK)

fall apart

phrasal verb with fall us /fɔl/ verb past tense fell /fel/ , past participle fallen /ˈfɔ·lən/

(FAIL)

to fail completely and be unable to continue in the usual way:

The deal fell apart because of a lack of money.
When his wife died, he fell apart (= was unable to continue with life in the usual way).

(Определение fall apart из Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)