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Meaning of “tear sth apart” - Learner’s Dictionary

tear sth apart

phrasal verb with tear     /teər/ verb ( past tense tore, past participle torn)
FIGHT/ARGUE
to make a group of people argue or fight with each other: The country was torn apart by 12 years of civil war.Arguing and disagreeingFighting
DESTROY
to destroy something: The building was torn apart by the bomb blast.Destroying and demolishingDamaging and spoiling
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