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English definition of “tear sth apart”

tear sth apart

(PULL VIOLENTLY) phrasal verb with tear     /teər/ US  /ter/ verb (tore, torn)
to pull something so violently that it breaks into two or more pieces: A dog can tear a rabbit apart in seconds.Tearing and breaking into pieces
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