part ways

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of part ways

chiefly US
1 : to end a relationship
  • The band members parted ways after releasing their third album.
often + with
  • She has since parted ways with the organization.
2 : to leave each other
  • We said our goodbyes and parted ways.
3 : to disagree with someone about something
  • We part ways on that issue.

Word by Word Definitions

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

  2. : an essential portion or integral element

  3. : 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

  2. : to take leave of one another

  3. : to become separated into parts

  1. : partly

  1. : partial

ways play
  1. : way

  1. : in (such) a way, course, direction, or manner


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