fall to pieces

Definition of fall to pieces

  1. 1 :  to break into parts The old map fell to pieces in my hands.

  2. 2 :  to become ruined or destroyed His life fell to pieces after his divorce.

  3. 3 :  to become unable to control one's emotions When he heard the bad news, he just fell to pieces.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to descend freely by the force of gravity

    :  to hang freely

    :  to drop oneself to a lower position

  1. :  the act of falling by the force of gravity

    :  a falling out, off, or away :  dropping

    :  the season when leaves fall from trees :  autumn

  1. :  of, relating to, or suitable for autumn

pieceplay pieces
  1. :  a part of a whole: such as

    :  fragment

    :  portion, allocation

  1. :  to repair, renew, or complete by adding pieces :  patch

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