Meaning of “tear sth up” in the English Dictionary

"tear sth up" in British English

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tear sth up

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


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.

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