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verb [intransitive/transitive] British English pronunciation: fragment /fræɡˈment/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theyfragment
he/she/itfragments
present participlefragmenting
past tensefragmented
past participlefragmented

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  1. if something fragments or is fragmented, it breaks into a lot of separate pieces or parts

    The plane fragmented on impact.

    After their European Cup success the team fragmented.

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