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fall apart

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishfall apartfall aparta) if something falls apart, it breaks into different pieces It just fell apart in my hands! b) if something is falling apart, it is in very bad condition He drives around in an old car that’s falling apart. c) if something falls apart, it fails completely He lost his job and his marriage fell apart. The country’s economy is in danger of falling apart. apartfall apart phrasal verb1 EFFECTIVEif an organization, system, relationship etc falls apart, it stops being effective or successful Don’t be reckless or your plans may fall apart. The health service is falling apart at the seams.2 be falling apartCONDITION/STATE OF something to be in very bad condition Tommy’s old bicycle was rusty and falling apart.3 BREAKto break into pieces The book fell apart in my hands.4 FAILto be unable to deal with your personal or emotional problems She had to get some rest or she was going to fall apart.5 somebody’s world/life falls apart if someone’s world or life falls apart, something very bad and serious happens which changes their life When his wife left him, his world fell apart. fall→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
fall apartOver the period of the Hinkley C Inquiry, those claims finally fell apart.There were gasps, moans, long pauses, the sound of tears falling, and of a man falling apart.To this day I credit James's persistence in not letting us slip away or fall apart.Within days, the historic deal inexplicably fell apart.But everything fell apart and Shields began to slice through a non-existent home midfield.The Soviet Union fell apart in 1991.Finally, there had been the last few months, when everything had fallen apart with such shattering swiftness.falling apart at the seamsOur department is falling apart at the seams.It was symptomatic of a system going soft, falling apart at the seams.be falling apartI need some new shoes. These are falling apart.The Underground seemed to be falling apart.That car of yours is falling apart.She liked her old apartment, but the neighborhood was falling apart.The 911 system is falling apart.Everything was falling apart, and I didn't know how to stop it.How does a man even try to explain that he is falling apart because he doesn't kill people any more?San Diego's public buildings are falling apart, but the city refuses to do anything about it.But things were falling apart much earlier than expected.Mukhamedov's defection two years ago, just as Communism was falling apart, will not be forgiven in a hurry.somebody’s world/life falls apartWhen your world falls apart, do you get mad, get out or get even?
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Verb table
fall
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyfall
he, she, itfalls
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyfell
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave fallen
he, she, ithas fallen
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad fallen
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill fall
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have fallen
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam falling
he, she, itis falling
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you, we, theyare falling
Past
I, he, she, itwas falling
you, we, theywere falling
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been falling
he, she, ithas been falling
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been falling
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be falling
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been falling
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