tear sth up
— phrasal verb with tear uk /teər/ us /ter/ verb tore, torn
- She tore up his letter in front of his face.
- I accidentally tore up the car documents.
- The rabbits tore up all the newspaper we put in their hutch.
(Definition of “tear sth up” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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