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 for take apart
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  take apart
      v 1: take apart into its constituent pieces [syn: disassemble,
           dismantle, take apart, break up, break apart] [ant:
           assemble, piece, put together, set up, tack,
           tack together]
      2: divide into pieces; "our department was dismembered when our
         funding dried up"; "The Empire was discerped after the war"
         [syn: dismember, take apart, discerp]
      3: make a mathematical, chemical, or grammatical analysis of;
         break down into components or essential features; "analyze a
         specimen"; "analyze a sentence"; "analyze a chemical
         compound" [syn: analyze, analyse, break down,
         dissect, take apart] [ant: synthesise, synthesize]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  46 Moby Thesaurus words for "take apart":
     atomize, break to pieces, cleave, defoliate, demolish, denude,
     disassemble, disintegrate, dismantle, dismember, dismount,
     draw and quarter, flay, fragment, lacerate, maim,
     make mincemeat of, mangle, mutilate, peel, pick to pieces,
     pull apart, pull in pieces, pull to pieces, pulverize,
     reduce to rubble, rend, shatter, shred, skin, smash, split, strip,
     sunder, take down, tear apart, tear down, tear to pieces,
     tear to shreds, tear to tatters, total, unbuild, undo, unmake,
     wrack up, wreck

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