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See definition of come apart at the seams on Dictionary.com
  • as income unglued
  • as inflounder

synonyms for come apart at the seams

  • break down
  • come unstuck
  • come unwrapped
  • disintegrate
  • fall apart
  • fall to bits
  • fall to pieces
  • go to pieces
  • malfunction
  • wallow
  • flop
  • stumble
  • plunge
  • travail
  • tumble
  • toss
  • flummox
  • lurch
  • snafu
  • labor
  • toil
  • fumble
  • thrash
  • grope
  • blunder
  • muddle
  • strive
  • foul up
  • go to pieces
  • screw up
  • bobble
  • pratfall
  • cast about
  • drop the ball
  • fall down
  • go at backwards
  • make a mess of
  • slip up
  • trip up
  • work at
  • miss one's cue
  • stub one's toe
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How to use come apart at the seams in a sentence

In their shelter, Brion and Ulv crouched low and wondered why the attack didn't come.
SENSE OF OBLIGATIONHENRY MAXWELL DEMPSEY (AKA HARRY HARRISON)
Babylas raised his pale face; he knew what was coming; it had come so many times before.
ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
He reached forward and took her hands, and if Mrs. Vivian had come in she would have seen him kneeling at her daughter's feet.
CONFIDENCEHENRY JAMES
Vicars' wives had come and gone, but all had submitted, some after a brief struggle, to old Mrs. Wurzel's sway.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
This wasn't at all what he meant to say, and it sounded very ridiculous; but somehow the words wouldn't come straight.
DAVY AND THE GOBLINCHARLES E. CARRYL
One of the simplest of these childish tricks is the invention of an excuse for not instantly obeying a command, as "Come here!"
CHILDREN'S WAYSJAMES SULLY
Sleek finds it far harder work than fortune-making; but he pursues his Will-o'-the-Wisp with untiring energy.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
The policemen looked dull and heavy, as if never again would any one be criminal, and as if they had come to know it.
BELLA DONNAROBERT HICHENS
Moreover, most of the burrows were only a few feet apart and no agonistic behavior was witnessed.
SUMMER BIRDS FROM THE YUCATAN PENINSULAERWIN E. KLAAS
Never was a change more remarkable than that which had come upon Mrs. Collingwood.
THE BOARDED-UP HOUSEAUGUSTA HUIELL SEAMAN
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
SEPTEMBER 21, 2021
Choose the synonym for trace
lull

WORDS RELATED TO COME APART AT THE SEAMS

  • break down
  • come apart at the seams
  • come unstuck
  • come unwrapped
  • disintegrate
  • fall apart
  • fall to bits
  • fall to pieces
  • go to pieces
  • malfunction
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

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