pull apart

phrasal verb

pulled apart; pulling apart; pulls apart
: to be separated into parts or pieces by pulling
The rolls pull apart easily.
: 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.
: to separate (people or animals) in order to stop a fight
Customers stepped in and pulled the two men apart.

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“Pull apart.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pull%20apart. Accessed 28 May. 2023.

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