Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

  

English definition of “pull sth apart”

pull sth apart

(CRITICIZE) phrasal verb with pull     /pʊl/ verb
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 (CRITICIZE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of pull sth apart

Browse related topics

You are looking at an entry to do with Disapproving & criticizing, but you might be interested in these topics from the Expressing opposition & disapproval topic area:

Translations of “pull sth apart”

Word of the Day

as husband and wife

in the same way as two people who are married

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More