come apart

Definition of come apart

  1. :  to break into parts or pieces :  fail or be in very bad condition <This table is coming apart.> <an old house that is coming apart at the seams> —often used figuratively <a coalition that is coming apart> <Their marriage is coming apart at the seams.>

Variants of come apart


come apart at the seams

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to move toward something :  approach

    :  to move or journey to a vicinity with a specified purpose

    :  to reach a particular station in a series

  1. :  at a little distance

    :  away from one another in space or time

    :  as a separate unit :  independently

  1. :  separate, isolated

    :  holding different opinions :  divided

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the forefront of an action or movement

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