Meaning of “pull sth apart” in the English Dictionary

"pull sth apart" in British English

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pull sth apart

phrasal verb with pull uk /pʊl/ us /pʊl/ verb

(CRITICIZE)

to say that something, usually a piece of work, is very bad:

The last essay I gave him he completely pulled apart.

(Definition of “pull sth apart” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)