break apart

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Synonyms for break apart

take apart into its constituent pieces

break violently or noisily

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break up or separate

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When the Earth's crust breaks into plates, these plates - constantly in motion - sometimes collide and fuse, or they can break apart to form new ones.
In this groundbreaking project, they hope to find out how and why quakes occur by directly monitoring them at the focus, or the point deep beneath Earth's surface where rocks first break apart.
According to the CPSC, the juice extractor's filter and lid can break apart and project metal and plastic into the air, causing injuries to consumers.
Outfitted with rifles, navigation equipment, a week's supply of food and a radio, the most immediate danger was the potential of the ice floe to break apart.
The drug XALKORI([R]), available from Pfizer, and Abbott Molecular's Vysis ALK Break Apart FISH Probe companion diagnostic test were simultaneously approved by the FDA on August 26, 2011 for use in patients with advanced ALK-positive non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).
One of the lead contaminated supplements also failed to break apart properly in disintegration testing.
As the plasma moves, it carries magnetic fields than join together and break apart.
It was only after these stars generated enough ultraviolet radiation to break apart, or ionize, the hydrogen atoms that the light could shine through and illuminate the cosmos.
In many of the later videos, the disruption goes even further, producing counternarratives that break apart any sense of linearity, identity, or identification (i.
I can almost feel my foot break apart,'' West said.
The roots of brush and saplings will break apart the cap even more.
He said ozone's usefulness as a sanitizing agent comes from its unstable molecular structure - the third oxygen atom tends to break apart from the ozone molecule, releasing energy.
Aerodynamic forces began to break apart the meteorite when it reached an altitude of around 14 km.
How easily the rocks break apart depends on what types of sediment the rocks contain, and how the grains are glued together.
But it's the imagery that makes Placebo so absorbing: a sequence of uninhabited hospital interiors that seem to liquefy and break apart into droplets before one's eyes.