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I get strained terribly and fall apart (12)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

disintegrate

Here is my best explanation:

'fall apart' is the definition.

(seen before)

'i get strained terribly' is the subsidiary indication.

'terribly' indicates anagramming the letters.

'i'+'get'+'strained'='igetstrained'

'igetstrained' is an anagram of 'disintegrate'.

'and' is the link.

This clue was last seen in The Guardian

(Other definitions for disintegrate that I've seen before include "Shatter", "crumble", "Lose all cohesion", "Break into little pieces", "Decompose", "Crumble", "Fall apart - it isn't agreed (anag)" and "Go to pieces".)

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