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1. He took the watch apart.
2. He disassembled the watch.
3. He broke up the watch.
(Are the three the same?)

4. He put the watch together.
5. He assembled the watch.
6. He fabricated the watch.
(Do the three have the same meaning?)

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  1. 1 and 2 are the same; 3 means he destroyed it (and it won't ever work again).

    4 and 5 are the same; 6 is slightly different, implying something done in a factory.
    http://www.answers.com/fabricate

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