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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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