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English definition of “tear sth apart”

tear sth apart

(DESTROY) phrasal verb with tear     /teər/ US  /ter/ verb (tore, torn)
to destroy a building or room: The blast had torn the building apart.Destroying and demolishingDamaging and spoiling
(Definition of tear sth apart (DESTROY) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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