rip apart

phrasal verb

Definition of rip apart 

1 : to completely destroy (something) by tearing it into pieces The child ripped the toy apart. Strong winds had ripped apart many of the little beach bungalows. often used figuratively a tragedy/scandal that almost ripped the family apart

2 : to criticize (someone or something) in a very harsh or angry way especially by describing weaknesses, flaws, etc. Critics ripped the author's latest novel apart. an article that rips apart the mayor's plan

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