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phrasal verb [transitive]
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present tense
I/you/we/theytear apart
he/she/ittears apart
present participletearing apart
past tensetore apart
past participletorn apart
  1. 3
    to make someone feel very sad, upset, or worried

    It just tears me apart to see you suffering like this.

  2. 5
    to criticize someone or something very strongly
 
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