pick to pieces


pick to pieces
Synonyms and related words:
atomize, break to pieces, carp, catch at straws, cavil, cleave, cut up, defoliate, demolish, denude, disassemble, disintegrate, dismantle, dismember, draw and quarter, fault-find, find fault, flay, fragment, lacerate, maim, make mincemeat of, mangle, mutilate, nitpick, peel, pettifog, pick holes, pull apart, pull in pieces, pull to pieces, pulverize, quibble, reduce to rubble, rend, shatter, shred, skin, smash, split, strip, sunder, take apart, take exception, tear apart, tear to pieces, tear to shreds, tear to tatters, total, unbuild, undo, unmake, wrack up, wreck

Moby Thesaurus. . 1996.

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  • pick to pieces — 1. To pull apart 2. To criticize adversely in detail • • • Main Entry: ↑pick * * * pick (someone or something) to pieces see ↑pick, 1 • • • Main Entry: ↑piece …   Useful english dictionary

  • pick\ to\ pieces — • pick apart • pick to pieces v. phr. To criticize harshly; find things wrong with; find fault with. After the dance, the girls picked Susan apart. They picked the play to pieces. See: pick holes in …   Словарь американских идиом

  • pick to pieces — pick/pull (someone/something) to pieces to criticize someone or something very severely, often in a way that is not fair. It s discouraging because every time I show him a bit of work I ve done he picks it to pieces …   New idioms dictionary

  • pick to pieces — See: PICK APART, PICK HOLES IN …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • pick to pieces — See: PICK APART, PICK HOLES IN …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • pick to pieces — criticize severely …   English contemporary dictionary

  • pick to pieces/shreds — pick (someone or something) to pieces/shreds : to study and criticize all of the parts of (someone or something) The media picked his personal life to pieces. Her ideas were picked to shreds by her coworkers. • • • Main Entry: ↑pick …   Useful english dictionary

  • To pick to pieces — Pick Pick (p[i^]k), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Picked} (p[i^]kt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Picking}.] [OE. picken, pikken, to prick, peck; akin to Icel. pikka, Sw. picka, Dan. pikke, D. pikken, G. picken, F. piquer, W. pigo. Cf. {Peck}, v., {Pike}, {Pitch} to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pick — pick1 [pik] vt. [ME pykken, var. of picchen, to PITCH2] Weaving to throw (a shuttle) n. 1. one passage or throw of the shuttle of a loom 2. one of the weft threads, or filling yarns pick2 [pik] n. [ …   English World dictionary

  • Pick — (p[i^]k), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Picked} (p[i^]kt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Picking}.] [OE. picken, pikken, to prick, peck; akin to Icel. pikka, Sw. picka, Dan. pikke, D. pikken, G. picken, F. piquer, W. pigo. Cf. {Peck}, v., {Pike}, {Pitch} to throw.] 1 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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