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English definition of “pull sth apart”

pull sth apart

verb uk phrasal verb with pull   /pʊl/ us  

(DESTROY)

to destroy something by tearing it into piecesTearing and breaking into pieces

(CRITICIZE)

to say that something, usually a piece of work, is very bad: The last essay I gave him he completely pulled apart.Disapproving and criticizingDamaging reputation
(Definition of pull sth apart from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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