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part company

Definition of part company


  1. 1 :  to end a relationship <There are rumors that the football team and its coach have parted company.> —often + with <I parted company with my business partners after a dispute about finances.>

  2. 2 :  to leave each other <Much has happened since we parted company.> <The two friends parted company in the parking lot and drove home separately.>

  3. 3 :  to disagree with someone about something <The president and I part company on some important issues.> —often + with <I don't believe in the death penalty, so I'm afraid I must part company with you there.>

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  one of the often indefinite or unequal subdivisions into which something is or is regarded as divided and which together constitute the whole

    :  an essential portion or integral element

    :  one of several or many equal units of which something is composed or into which it is divisible :  an amount equal to another amount

  1. :  to separate from or take leave of someone

    :  to take leave of one another

    :  to become separated into parts

  1. :  partly

  1. :  partial

  1. :  association with another :  fellowship

    :  companions, associates

    :  visitors, guests

  1. :  accompany

    :  associate

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