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apart

adverb (SEPARATED)    /əˈpɑːt/ US  /-ˈpɑːrt/
B1 separated by a distance or by time: Stand with your feet wide apart. How far apart should the speakers be? We were asked to stand in two lines three metres apart. The two lines of children moved slowly apart. The garage, large enough for two cars, is set apart from (= not joined to) the house. I forget the exact age difference between Mark and his brother - they're two or three years apart.Separateness and isolation in spaceAlone B2 into smaller pieces: My jacket is so old it's falling apart. I took the motor apart (= separated it into pieces) to see how it worked.Tearing and breaking into pieces
(Definition of apart adverb (SEPARATED) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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