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Definition of part verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    part

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//pɑːt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//pɑːrt//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they part
    BrE BrE//pɑːt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//pɑːrt//
     
    he / she / it parts
    BrE BrE//pɑːts//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//pɑːrts//
     
    past simple parted
    BrE BrE//ˈpɑːtɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɑːrtɪd//
     
    past participle parted
    BrE BrE//ˈpɑːtɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɑːrtɪd//
     
    -ing form parting
    BrE BrE//ˈpɑːtɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɑːrtɪŋ//
     
    Styling hair, Separation
     
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    leave somebody
  1. 1[intransitive] (formal) if a person parts from another person, or two people part, they leave each other We parted at the airport. I hate to part on such bad terms. part from somebody He has recently parted from his wife (= they have started to live apart). see also parting See related entries: Separation
  2. keep apart
  3. 2[transitive, often passive] part somebody (from somebody) (formal) to prevent somebody from being with somebody else I hate being parted from the children. The puppies were parted from their mother at birth.
  4. move away
  5. 3[intransitive, transitive] if two things or parts of things part or you part them, they move away from each other The crowd parted in front of them. The elevator doors parted and out stepped the President. part something Her lips were slightly parted. She parted the curtains a little and looked out.
  6. hair
  7. 4[transitive] part something to divide your hair into two sections with a comb, creating a line that goes from the back of your head to the front He parts his hair in the middle. see also parting See related entries: Styling hair
  8. Word Origin Old English (denoting a part of speech), from Latin pars, part-. The verb (originally in Middle English in the sense ‘divide into parts’) is from Old French partir, from Latin partire, partiri ‘divide, share’.Extra examples Helen’s lips parted slightly in surprise. I refused to be parted from my sisters. She was very reluctant to part with her treasures. This is where we part company. He has recently parted from his wife. I never forgot his parting words. The crowds parted in front of them.Idioms
    a fool and his money are soon parted
     
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    (saying) a person who is not sensible usually spends money too quickly or carelessly, or is cheated by others
      part company (with/from somebody)
       
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    1. 1to leave somebody; to end a relationship with somebody This is where we part company (= go in different directions). The band have parted company with their manager. The band and their manager have parted company.
    2. 2to disagree with somebody about something Weber parted company with Marx on a number of important issues.
    Phrasal Verbspart with something
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: part