- to disassemble: to take a clock apart.
- Informal. to criticize; attack: She was taken apart for her controversial stand.
- to subject to intense examination: He will take your feeble excuses apart.
Words nearby apart
Idioms for apart
OTHER WORDS FROM aparta·part·ness, noun
Examples from the Web for apartness
Their apartness that so dislocated the upper, outer, surface-life was only apparent after all.The Promise of Air|Algernon Blackwood
Browning does not stand alone among the poets in the apartness from his own land of which I have written.
They do a thing that puts them apart—it may be the big, brave thing—but the apartness does something to them.Plays|Susan Glaspell
At the time it emphasized the majesty of Solomon—his apartness from his people.Archology and the Bible|George A. Barton
But Browning makes Nature manifest her apartness from the man.
British Dictionary definitions for apartness
adjective, adverb (postpositive)
Word Origin for apart
Idioms and Phrases with apartness
In addition to the idiom beginning with apart
- apart from
- come apart
- fall apart
- pick apart
- poles apart
- set apart
- take apart
- tear apart
- tell apart