tear sth up Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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tear sth up

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

tear sth up (PAPER)

C1 to ​tearpaper into a lot of ​smallpieces: He ​tore the ​letter up and ​threw it away.
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tear sth up (AGREEMENT)

If you ​tear up an ​agreement, you ​refuse to ​accept it or be ​controlled by it any more: She ​tore up the ​contract and ​walked out.
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