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piece by piece

In stages, gradually, as in He took the clock apart piece by piece, or Let's go over your exam paper, piece by piece. Also see bit by bit.
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ˌpiece by ˈpiece

one part at a time: He took his motorcycle apart piece by piece, cleaned it, and put it back together.
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piece by piece

In stages: took the clock apart piece by piece.
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He never walks away He never asks for money He takes care of me He loves me Piece by piece He restored my faith That a man can be kind And a father could stay.
The proximity to these structures made methods like implosion impossible, says Bailes, so the silos and conveyors had to be taken down manually, piece by piece with a fleet of material handling equipment affixed with specialized demolition attachments, such as multi-processors, grapples, hammers and shears.
Damaged masonry was removed piece by piece using chisels and hammers.
Piece by Piece is an album designed to be accompany by cocktails, preferably being enjoyed by a crowd of well-dressed moderns standing on their well-shod feet while sharing bon mots.
Bridging the hypothetical and the mythical into a word where secrets are revealed piece by piece, Gagarin Street provokes deep thought at the changing nuances of personality and environment with the passage of time.
As the soap is removed from the wall, a life-sized charcoal drawing of an historical photograph featuring a Chinese laborer appears piece by piece, phantom-like, in the empty spaces.
Imagine a home with components light enough to be carried piece by piece into isolation, strong enough to withstand extreme heat and Santa Ana winds, and versatile enough to be rearranged like Legos.
The arena's first concert as a total smoke-free venue will be Katie Melua's Piece By Piece tour on Monday.
Like Anne Rice's character, the Jesus of Kazantzakis is caught up in a mission larger than himself, one that he comes to understand piece by piece.
The 21-year-old - whose latest album Piece By Piece has soared to number one - is now on her third UK tour and will perform at Cardiff International Arena on Sunday, February 5.
KATIE MELUA claimed a notable slice of chart history this week when her second album, Piece By Piece, went straight in at No 1.
Digested to its essence, the idea is to integrate the world under a single political and economic order through a war of attrition--in Gardner's infamous formulation, an "end run around national sovereignty, eroding it piece by piece.
WE'VE teamed up with our friends at HMV to give you the chance to meet the fantastic Katie Melua and win an exclusive signed copy of her long-awaited new album, Piece by Piece.
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He then reassembled it, piece by piece, and set it up again.