Phrasal verbs with apart mean...
- collapsing, breaking
This is the literal meaning. It means dividing into pieces or breaking.
|fall apart||If it wasn't for me, this place would fall apart.|
|rip apart||His world has been ripped apart.|
|take apart||I would play with it for a day or two, then take it apart to see how it worked.|
|come apart||I’ve been coming apart mentally and physically for the last few weeks.|
|drift apart||My boyfriend and I eventually split; we just drifted apart really.|
|fall apart||Their marriage fell apart.|
|grow apart||I am also wondering if we are growing apart or if perhaps he is bored with me.|
|pull apart||When you're happy with the cuts, you need to tape the joint together so that it won't pull apart when you press it.|
|set apart||What really set the magazine apart, however, was its ambitious product-testing program.|
|tear apart||His family was torn apart by the war.|
|tell apart||It impossible to tell them apart because they were the same shape and color.|