pull apart

Definition of pull apart

  1. 1 :  to be separated into parts or pieces by pulling The rolls pull apart easily.

  2. 2 :  to separate or break (something) into parts or pieces She pulled the rolls apart with her hands. —sometimes used figuratively His gambling problem is pulling the family apart.

  3. 3 :  to separate (people or animals) in order to stop a fight Customers stepped in and pulled the two men apart.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to exert force upon so as to cause or tend to cause motion toward the force

    :  to stretch (cooling candy) repeatedly

    :  to strain abnormally

  1. :  the act or an instance of pulling

    :  a draft of liquid

    :  an inhalation of smoke

  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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