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English definition of “fall apart”

fall apart

(EMOTIONS) informal phrasal verb with fall     /fɔːl/ US  /fɑːl/ verb (fell, fallen)
to experience serious emotional problems that make you unable to think or act in the usual way: After his wife died, he began to fall apart.Mental and psychiatric disorders
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