Tear Apart!!! An idiom is an expression whose meaning is not clear from the meaning of its words. In other words, idioms have meanings that can not be figured out by looking the words up in a dictionary. This lesson shows the meaning, examples, and synonyms of the phrase “tear apart”. If you want to see the actual meaning of this idiom, read it!
Meaning of “Tear Apart”
- To make someone sad/worried
- To make people argue
- To break something into pieces
- To search a place thoroughly
- To criticize someone/something
Examples of “Tear (someone) Apart”
- The speaker was applauded as he tore apart the prime minister’s policies.
- If you jump into a black hole you will get torn apart and crushed out of existence.
- The industry thinks, before two kinds of respects are unlikely, and tear apart plans to compare reality.
- It tears me apart when I see what our house looked like after the fire.
- The divided family remains a powerful metaphor for a society that continued to tear itself apart.
- To make two worlds out of one is, quite literally, to tear it apart.
- The region’s agitation for autonomy could tear the country apart.
- Memories warm you up from the inside. But they also tear you apart. (Haruki Murakami)
- He looked ready to tear his clothes apart.
- Ethnic rivalries threaten to tear this country apart.
- Nothing can tear us apart!
- My sister is in the hospital, and it is tearing me apart.
- The divorce is tearing our family apart.
Tear Apart Synonyms
Here are some other ways to say this phrase in English that you can use instead.
- Cut up
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