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fall apart

1 (v + adv) break into pieces INTRANSITIVEtit as a chéilethe train engine fell apart on the hill thit an t-inneall traenach as a chéile ar an ard, thit an tóin as an inneall traenach ar an ard 2 (v + adv) (of building etc) be in bad condition INTRANSITIVEtit as a chéilethe whole building was falling apart bhí an foirgneamh ar fad ag titim as a chéile 3 (v + adv) (of person) become unable to cope INTRANSITIVEtit as a chéile 4 (v + adv) (of agreement, relationship etc) fail INTRANSITIVEtit as a chéile → see fall