pull sth apart Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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pull sth apart

phrasal verb with pull uk   us   /pʊl/ verb

pull sth apart (DESTROY)

to ​destroy something by ​tearing it into ​pieces

pull sth apart (CRITICIZE)

to say that something, usually a ​piece of ​work, is very ​bad: The last ​essay I gave him he ​completelypulledapart.
(Definition of pull sth apart from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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