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English definition of “tear sth up”

tear sth up

(AGREEMENT) phrasal verb with tear     /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.Refusing and rejecting
(Definition of tear sth up (AGREEMENT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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