Meaning of “tear sb/sth apart” in the English Dictionary

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"tear sb/sth apart" in British English

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tear sb/sth apart

phrasal verb with tear uk /teər/ us /ter/ verb tore, torn

C2 to criticize something or someone severely:

The speaker was applauded as he tore apart the prime minister's policies.

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

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