Definition of tear (someone or something) to pieces/shreds
- They tore my idea to pieces.
- The actress was torn to shreds in the press.
: to separate parts of or pull apart by force : rend
: to wound by or as if by pulling apart by force : lacerate
: to divide or disrupt by the pull of contrary forces
: damage from being torn (see 1tear)
: the act of tearing something
: a hurried and violent rush : a tearing pace
: a secretion of profuse tears that overflow the eyelids and dampen the face
: an act of weeping or grieving
: to fill with tears (see 3tear) : shed tears
: some person : somebody
: some indeterminate or unspecified thing
: some indeterminate amount more than a specified number
: a person or thing of consequence
: in some degree : somewhat
used as an intensive giving adverbial force to an adjective
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