Definitions for tear apart

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pan, tear apart, trash(verb)

    express a totally negative opinion of

    "The critics panned the performance"


  1. tear apart(Verb)

    to tear or rip something to cause it to come apart

  2. tear apart(Verb)

    to destroy

  3. tear apart(Verb)

    to cause to separate

  4. tear apart(Verb)

    to severely defeat

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Hillary Clinton:

    Keeping them behind bars does little to reduce crime, but it does a lot to tear apart families, our prisons and our jails are now our mental health institutions.

  2. Hillary Clinton:

    Keeping them behind bars does little to reduce crimes but it does a lot to tear apart families and communities, we need to start understanding how important it is to care for every single child as though that child was our own.

  3. Jeb Bush:

    Oh yeah. 600 years ago, i'm telling you what they say on the border. Not in Pensacola, because we don't have a border problem here. I'm talking about the people that are on the ground, what they say. It's not feasible and it would tear apart their community, would hurt their economic activity, and it's not needed because there are better ways to deal with this.


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