tear to shreds

tear to shreds

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  • tear — 1. v. & n. v. (past tore; past part. torn) 1 tr. (often foll. by up) pull apart or to pieces with some force (tear it in half; tore up the letter). 2 tr. a make a hole or rent in by tearing (have torn my coat). b make (a hole or rent). 3 tr.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • tear up — verb tear into shreds • Syn: ↑shred, ↑rip up • Derivationally related forms: ↑shredder (for: ↑shred), ↑shred (for: ↑shred) …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • tear 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,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • tear someone or something to pieces/shreds — tear (someone or something) to pieces/shreds : to criticize (someone or something) in a very harsh or angry way They tore my idea to pieces. The actress was torn to shreds in the press. see also ↑tear 1 (above), 1 • • • Mai …   Useful english dictionary

  • tear to pieces/shreds — tear (someone or something) to pieces/shreds : to criticize (someone or something) in a very harsh or angry way They tore my idea to pieces. The actress was torn to shreds in the press. see also ↑tear 1 (above), 1 • • • Mai …   Useful english dictionary

  • tear someone/something to shreds — (or pieces) informal criticize someone or something forcefully or aggressively a defense counsel would tear his evidence to shreds …   Useful english dictionary

  • tear somebody apart shreds bits — tear sb/sth aˈpart, to ˈshreds, to ˈbits, etc. idiom to destroy or defeat sb/sth completely or criticize them or it severely • We tore the other team apart in the second half. • The critics tore his last movie to shreds. Main entry: ↑tearidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • tear something apart shreds bits — tear sb/sth aˈpart, to ˈshreds, to ˈbits, etc. idiom to destroy or defeat sb/sth completely or criticize them or it severely • We tore the other team apart in the second half. • The critics tore his last movie to shreds. Main entry: ↑tearidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • tear somebody to shreds bits — tear sb/sth aˈpart, to ˈshreds, to ˈbits, etc. idiom to destroy or defeat sb/sth completely or criticize them or it severely • We tore the other team apart in the second half. • The critics tore his last movie to shreds. Main entry: ↑tearidiom …   Useful english dictionary

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