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Difference between Come apart and Go apart

come apart

1. fall into pieces; disintegrate:

  • I swear I didn’t drop the plate: it just came apart in my hands!

2. become detached from smth.:

  • All pages are intact, except for the outside cover which has come apart from the binding.

3. separate; diverge:

  • Kylie Minogue and Robbie Williams record “Kids” together. After that their roads come apart again.

4. (of a plan, scheme, etc.) prove deficient:

  • When we were sitting at the marble-topped table my plans began to come apart.

go apart

1. = come apart 2:

  • Middleton Hall has now gone apart from the servant’s block, while other buildings and yards survive.

2. = come apart 3:

  • In the 16th century the forms pike and peak appear to have gone apart in sense, pike being confined more to a sharp piercing.