Synonyms of come/fall to pieces in English:

come/fall to pieces

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1‘one large transport came to pieces in space’


break up, break, break apart, break open, shatter, splinter, fracture, burst apart, explode, blow apart, implode

disintegrate, fall apart, collapse, break down, tumble down

smash, smash to smithereens

informal bust

technical spall

rare shiver