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Verb fall apart has 4 senses
- fall apart, go to pieces - lose one's emotional or mental composure; "She fell apart when her only child died"
--1 is one way to break down, lose it, snap
- break, wear, wear out, bust, fall apart - go to pieces; "The lawn mower finally broke"; "The gears wore out"; "The old chair finally fell apart completely"
--2 is one way to decay, crumble, delapidate
- crumble, fall apart - break or fall apart into fragments; "The cookies crumbled"; "The Sphinx is crumbling"
--3 is one way to disintegrate
Something is ----ing PP
- break, separate, split up, fall apart, come apart - become separated into pieces or fragments; "The figurine broke"; "The freshly baked loaf fell apart"
--4 is one way to change integrity