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tear apart / hacer pedazos
 
tear apart   tear   1   -transitive verb + adverb
1. (=rip to pieces)
[+object]   hacer pedazos,   hacer trizas
[+prey]   descuartizar
2. (in search)
[+room, house]   destrozar
·they tore the room apart, searching for drugs
·destrozaron la habitaciónoun en busca de drogas
3. (=damage)
[+family, organization, person]   desgarrar
·the family had been torn apart by the divorce
·el divorcio había desgarrado a la familia
·it tears me apart to know you're unhappy
·me desgarra el corazónoun saber que no eres feliz
4. (=criticize)
[+idea, theory]   echar por tierra
 
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