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English definition of “tear sth up”

tear sth up

(PAPER) phrasal verb with tear     /teər/ US  /ter/ verb (tore, torn)
C1 to tear paper into a lot of small pieces: He tore the letter up and threw it away.Tearing and breaking into pieces
(Definition of tear sth up (PAPER) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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