tear apart


tear apart
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, pick to pieces, 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 to pieces, tear to shreds, tear to tatters, total, unbuild, undo, unmake, wrack up, wreck|

Moby Thesaurus. . 1996.

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  • tear apart — (someone/something) 1. to severely criticize someone or something. The critics tore apart his first novel, but he never gave up and finally achieved great success. His teachers tore him apart for cheating on the test. 2. to hurt someone or… …   New idioms dictionary

  • tear apart — index disjoint, mutilate Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • tear apart — verb express a totally negative opinion of (Freq. 1) The critics panned the performance • Syn: ↑pan, ↑trash • Hypernyms: ↑disparage, ↑belittle, ↑pick at …   Useful english dictionary

  • tear apart — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms tear apart : present tense I/you/we/they tear apart he/she/it tears apart present participle tearing apart past tense tore apart past participle torn apart 1) to make someone feel very sad, upset, or worried… …   English dictionary

  • tear apart — verb a) to tear or rip something to cause it to come apart She tore her ex boyfriend’s clothes apart in fury. b) to destroy The bomb tore apart most of the town hall …   Wiktionary

  • tear apart — 1) PHRASAL VERB If something tears people apart, it causes them to quarrel or to leave each other. [V n P] The quarrel tore the party apart... [V n P] War and revolution have torn families apart. 2) PHRASAL VERB If something tears you apart, it… …   English dictionary

  • tear apart someone — tear apart (someone/something) 1. to severely criticize someone or something. The critics tore apart his first novel, but he never gave up and finally achieved great success. His teachers tore him apart for cheating on the test. 2. to hurt… …   New idioms dictionary

  • tear apart something — tear apart (someone/something) 1. to severely criticize someone or something. The critics tore apart his first novel, but he never gave up and finally achieved great success. His teachers tore him apart for cheating on the test. 2. to hurt… …   New idioms dictionary

  • Tear-apart label — Отрывная этикетка …   Краткий толковый словарь по полиграфии

  • tear — Ⅰ. tear [1] ► VERB (past tore; past part. torn) 1) rip a hole or split in. 2) (usu. tear up) pull or rip apart or to pieces. 3) damage (a muscle or ligament) by overstretching it. 4) (usu …   English terms dictionary