Apart

 

It means...

  • collapsing
  • separating

 

Collapsing

 

come apart I’ve been coming apart mentally and physically for the last few weeks.
fall apart If it wasn't for me, this place would fall apart.
pull apart  
take apart I would play with it for a day or two, then take it apart to see how it worked.
tear apart His family was torn apart by the war.

 

Separating

 

drift apart My boyfriend and I eventually split; we just drifted apart really.
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.
tell apart It impossible to tell them apart because they were the same shape and color.

 

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