break apart

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v break apart break up or separate "The country is disunifying","Yugoslavia broke apart after 1989"
    • v break apart break violently or noisily; smash;
    • v break apart take apart into its constituent pieces
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Quotations

  • Norman Vincent Peale
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    “When a problem comes along, study it until you are completely knowledgeable. Then find that weak spot, break the problem apart, and the rest will be easy.”

Usage

In literature:

Then the concourse of people, who had waited so long and patiently, began to break apart.
"Continental Monthly , Vol V. Issue III. March, 1864" by Various
If he was a plumber, as he said he was, it might be that he had been in the apartment house on other occasions to repair breaks.
"The Moving Picture Girls" by Laura Lee Hope
He felt like a man upon a raft, who sees the bindings of the frail thing break apart.
"Young Mr. Barter's Repentance" by David Christie Murray
It began to fall apart when he saw that mere refrigeration would break its solidity.
"Sand Doom" by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
She was on the verge of breaking apart.
"Sense from Thought Divide" by Mark Irvin Clifton
The camp of Woodchuck's Delight was breaking apart, for a number of its tender-footed inhabitants had started on, up or down the trail.
"Gold Seekers of '49" by Edwin L. Sabin
This groove is cut deeper and deeper until the pipe breaks apart.
"Elements of Plumbing" by Samuel Dibble
The bear tries to get out by breaking apart the bars (clasped hands), or by going over or under these barriers.
"Games for the Playground, Home, School and Gymnasium" by Jessie H. Bancroft
But the sight of the structure breaking apart threw him into a panic.
"The Launch Boys' Adventures in Northern Waters" by Edward S. Ellis
Break the dates apart, wash and drain them in a colander, shake them well, set in a warm place to dry.
"The Golden Age Cook Book" by Henrietta Latham Dwight
One apartment he found carefully locked; and he was obliged to exert all his strength to break in the door.
"City Crimes" by Greenhorn
The detective's next move was to break into the apartment of the Marquis de Serac.
"A Royal Prisoner" by Pierre Souvestre
I believe in breaking down alone and apart, as I lived.
"Child and Country" by Will Levington Comfort
If you want to break a horse from baulking that has long been in that habit, you ought to set apart a half-day for that purpose.
"A New Illustrated Edition of J. S. Rarey's Art of Taming Horses" by J. S. Rarey
Breaking into private apartments, without a warrant, was a serious matter.
"The Film of Fear" by Arnold Fredericks
So, in one way or another, life forces men apart and breaks up the goodly fellowships for ever.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition" by Robert Louis Stevenson
She'll die in your cage, or she'll break it apart.
"What Will People Say?" by Rupert Hughes
The big group swayed a little, as if its members were ready to fly apart and break into flight.
"The Radio Boys on Secret Service Duty" by Gerald Breckenridge
The arrival of the Seminghams seemed to break the spell which had held Mrs. Dennison apart from the group over against her.
"The God in the Car" by Anthony Hope
And one apart with breaking heart Weeps bitterly.
"The Catholic World. Volume III; Numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6." by E. Rameur
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In poetry:

And, as in ninety-one,
Will retake sovereign flight,
For breaking apart a cage of bronze
Is easy for bronze bird.
"Luna" by Victor Marie Hugo
"I was thinking, dearest Thomas,
'Twould break my very heart
If a fierce and dreadful battle
Should tear our lives apart."
"The Deliverance" by Frances Ellen Watkins
O the ships of the sea! the lovers
Torn by them apart!...
The tide has nothing now to tell me,
The breakers break my heart!
"A Sailor’s Wife" by Cale Young Rice
Her little realm the teacher leaves,
She breaks her wand of power apart,
While, for your love and trust, she gives
The warm thanks of a grateful heart.
"At School-Close" by John Greenleaf Whittier
The wind blows as it lists, a hurricane
Now carving shapes, now breaking them apart:
Fancies, colours, forms, inert creations --
A myriad scenes, though real, yet fantastic.
"On The Sea's Bosom" by Swami Vivekananda
See wives and husbands sold apart,
The children's screams!—it breaks my heart;
There's a better day a coming, will you go along with me?
There's a better day a coming, go sound the jubilee.
"Song of The Coffle Gang" by Anonymous Americas

In news:

After I sculpt them, I break them apart and paint each piece separately.
A career criminal from Dorchester who allegedly committed about 200 high-end apartment break-ins over the past several months was arrested Monday at a Framingham motel with items from his latest haul, police said.
Three New Bedford residents are accused of breaking into a dead man's apartment to steal his big-screen television.
Woman errantly breaks into apartment, deputies say.
LOWER POTTSGROVE — In about a month's time, Sam Shedid has experienced as many break-ins at his two diners as they are miles apart.
The windows of her car have been smashed, juveniles have tried breaking into her apartment and she has been threatened by text message and to her face.
We've never exactly thought of the American Visionary Art Museum while breaking apart crabs, but what's more distinctly Baltimore than embracing outsider, unconventional art.
Iraq PM, Obama Get Together To Break Apart.
Apart from a half- hour break in the early hours when the rules permitted him to give way to fellow Senator Barry Goldwater, Thurmond stood on the floor of the chamber throughout.
Aside from screen size and price, there's plenty that sets these machines apart, and knowing the differences could make or break a laptop deal.
Fire breaks out in Marie Road apartment.
Civitas Development will break ground on a 60-unit apartment building in the Lloyd District on Friday.
A suspect is in custody after a series of break-ins at an apartment complex in Meridian.
Several times in earth's history continents have collided to form supercontinents only to later break apart.
I hustled out of Peter's apartment at the break of dawn.
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In science:

Apart for the breaking of the Lorentz symmetry, one recognizes in the first term the chiral lagrangian and, in the last one, the Skyrme term .
QCD, hadrons and beyond
Hence, the fourth line is the same as the corresponding term in the brane supersymmetry breaking model, apart from the usual change of chirality, while the second line has an opposite sign due to the fact that here there is an O5+ plane while in the brane supersymmetry breaking model there is an O5− plane.
Issues on tadpoles and vacuum redefinitions in String Theory
Exchange of the W causes the incoming lepton and the target to change flavors, but the target does not go into an excited state or break apart.
Neutrino Experiments
Finally, DIS, or Deep Inelastic Scattering, is the case where there is large 4-momentum exchange, breaking the nucleon apart.
Neutrino Experiments
Apart from the spacetime filling D-brane with p = d − 1, the presence of these ob jects breaks d-dimensional Poincar´e invariance.
Primordial Fluctuations in String Cosmology
A theory with D-branes must also contain open strings (that end on the branes) apart from closed ones, because a string loop hitting a D-brane can break into an open string with both ends attached to the brane, see Fig. 6.1.
Primordial Fluctuations in String Cosmology
Apart from this explicit breaking, chiral symmetry is also spontaneously broken down to SU (3)V .
The 3-flavor A-scaled Nambu-Jona-Lasinio model
It can be shown that, in the mean field approximation, our approach only explicitly breaks (apart for quark masses) the U (1)A symmetry, then being a possible parameterization of the axial anomaly.
The 3-flavor A-scaled Nambu-Jona-Lasinio model
To eliminate the long tail due to finite current quark masses, we work in the chiral limit for the light quarks (mu = md = 0) while we keep ms 6= 0 which is the only source (apart from the chemical potentials) of chiral symmetry breaking.
The 3-flavor A-scaled Nambu-Jona-Lasinio model
Apart from variants, essentially two scenarios have been developed to induce the breaking of supersymmetry: mSUGRA and gauge-mediated supersymmetry breaking.
Aspects of Higgs physics and physics beyond the Standard Model at LHC and e+e- linear colliders
The particles that make up the blob can only get so far apart without the blob breaking up, and so there are only a finite number of possible configurations of the blob.
Crystalline Computation
Thus spontaneous symmetry breaking in gauge theory can be visualized in string theory by pulling D-branes apart.
Symmetries and interactions in matrix string theory
However, there has been particular interest in identifying fractionalized phases, where the magnon “breaks apart” into more fundamental ob jects.
Topological Order, Dimerization, and Spinon Deconfinement in Frustrated Spin Ladders
More specifically, does the triplet propagate coherently, or does it “break apart” so that the individual spins forming the triplet — referred to as spinons — propagate independently? In both the rung-singlet and Haldane phases, it is known that the triplet propagates coherently.
Topological Order, Dimerization, and Spinon Deconfinement in Frustrated Spin Ladders
When a valence bond is broken in a state with Q = even, if this triplet breaks apart it leaves a string of valence bonds with the “wrong” topology in the intermediate region.
Topological Order, Dimerization, and Spinon Deconfinement in Frustrated Spin Ladders
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