9 Phrasal Verbs with APART
Hi English learners. Welcome to a new lesson. We will look at 9 phrasal verbs with “apart”
Here is the list:
- Blow apart
- Come apart
- Drift apart
- Fall apart
- Grow apart
- Pull apart
- Take apart
- Tear apart
- Stand apart
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Meaning: to destroy something with an explosion.
- The tent full of weapons was blown apart by a bomb.
- The wind was so strong that we thought it would blow apart the house.
You can use blow apart to say that something is completely wrong.
- New discoveries about the Universe blew apart the old beliefs.
Phrasal Verbs with APART
Meaning: to separate or fall into pieces for being in bad condition.
- Please, hold that very carefully or it will come apart.
- The chair was so old that it came apart when I tried to sit on it.
To come apart also means to fail.
- As the party was coming apart, they decided to go somewhere else.
Meaning: to become less friendly with someone and eventually end a relationship.
- Mark and Angela argued a lot, so over the years, they drifted apart.
- They used to be very close, but as they grew older, they just drifted apart.
Meaning: to break into pieces because of bad condition.
- This book is so old, it’s falling apart.
- I doubt they’ll get to Manchester on time because Michael’s car is falling apart.
We use this phrasal verb to say that someone is unable to deal with his/her problems.
- Sandra broke up with her boyfriend and she was falling apart.
Phrasal Verbs with APART
Meaning: to stop being emotionally close to someone over time.
- After Pete moved away, we grew apart. I hardly ever call him nowadays.
- They used to be a happy couple, but after a few years, they just grew apart and eventually got divorced.
Meaning: to separate people or animals that are fighting.
- The two boys began to argue and kick each other, so they had to pull them apart.
- Their dogs were fighting so they had to pull them apart.
Meaning: to dismantle something into parts.
- Michael likes to take apart old TVs.
It also means to beat someone in a game easily.
- Manchester was taken apart by the local team.
Meaning: to destroy something in a violent way.
- The rabbit’s body was torn apart by wild animals.
It also means to make someone worried or upset.
- Not knowing where her husband was tore her apart.
Meaning: to be different from someone or something in the same category.
- Diana always stood apart from her colleagues because of her dress style.
- His art stood apart for its originality.
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