apart · adverb /əˈpɑrt/Full view
apart from
B1 except for or in addition to
Dictionary examples:

Apart from the low salary, it's a great job!

He works until nine o'clock every evening, and that's quite apart from the work he does over the weekend.

Learner example:

So, when he started to speak, I couldn't understand anything apart from "thanks". (Preliminary English Test; B1; Spanish)

apart (SEPARATE)
B1 separated by a space, distance or period of time
Dictionary examples:

Stand with your feet wide apart.

How far apart should the speakers be?

We were asked to stand in two lines 10 feet apart.

I forget the exact age difference between Mark and his brother - they're two or three years apart.

Learner example:

They are situated on the same street, only a hundred met[er]s apart, on each side of the street. (First Certificate in English; B2; Chinese)

B2 If two people are apart, they are not in the same place together.
Dictionary example:

By this time my parents were living apart.

Learner example:

I'll always remember those two days which we spent together after such a long time living apart. (First Certificate in English; B2; Polish)

B2 into separate, smaller pieces
Dictionary examples:

I took the motor apart to see how it worked.

My jacket is so old, it's coming apart.

be poles apart
C2 to be complete opposites
Dictionary example:

They are poles apart in their attitudes to religion.

Learner example:

Soho at night seemed to be the nicest place on Earth, poles apart from my home town. (Certificate of Proficiency in English; C2; Polish)

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