- [verb] lose one's emotional or mental composure; "She fell apart when her only child died"
Synonyms: go to pieces
- [verb] go to pieces; "The lawn mower finally broke"; "The gears wore out"; "The old chair finally fell apart completely"
Synonyms: break, wear, wear out, bust
- [verb] break or fall apart into fragments; "The cookies crumbled"; "The Sphinx is crumbling"
- [verb] become separated into pieces or fragments; "The figurine broke"; "The freshly baked loaf fell apart"
Synonyms: break, separate, split up, come apart