What does fall apart mean?

Definitions for fall apart

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word fall apart.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. fall apart, go to pieces(verb)

    lose one's emotional or mental composure

    "She fell apart when her only child died"

  2. break, wear, wear out, bust, fall apart(verb)

    go to pieces

    "The lawn mower finally broke"; "The gears wore out"; "The old chair finally fell apart completely"

  3. crumble, fall apart(verb)

    break or fall apart into fragments

    "The cookies crumbled"; "The Sphinx is crumbling"

  4. break, separate, split up, fall apart, come apart(verb)

    become separated into pieces or fragments

    "The figurine broke"; "The freshly baked loaf fell apart"


  1. fall apart(Verb)

    To break into pieces through being in a dilapidated state.

  2. fall apart(Verb)

    To be emotionally in crisis.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of fall apart in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of fall apart in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Cornell University:

    They basically fall apart into a pile of goo on the bottom of the seafloor.

  2. E. B. White:

    In middle life, the human back is spoiling for a technical knockout and will use the flimsiest excuse, even a sneeze, to fall apart.

  3. Emeasoba George:

    It takes only spirit of faith for anyone to profess it is well and keep on professing it is well even if/when things fall apart or has fallen apart.

  4. Emeasoba George:

    Life is never a bed of roses i.e. things may fall apart sometimes or happen against your wish/plan. But notwithstanding, you shouldn't be discouraged.

  5. Lucille Clifton:

    Things don't fall apart. Things hold. Lines connect in thin ways that last and last and lives become generations made out of pictures and words just kept.

Images & Illustrations of fall apart

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Translations for fall apart

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • zusammenbrechen, auseinanderfallenGerman
  • tomber en morceauxFrench
  • התמוטט, התפרקHebrew
  • cadere a pezziItalian
  • له‌ناوچوونKurdish
  • instorten, uiteenvallen, uit elkaar vallenDutch
  • развали́ться, разва́ливатьсяRussian

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