HyperDic: tear_up

English > 1 sense of the expression tear up:
VERBcontacttear up, shred, rip uptear into shreds
English > tear up: 1 sense > verb 1, contact
Meaningtear into shreds.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymsshred, rip up
Narrowerteasetear into pieces
Broadertear, rupture, snap, bustseparate or cause to separate abruptly
See alsotearseparate or cause to separate abruptly
Spanishdesmenuzar, hacer trizas, trocear
Catalanestripar, tallar, triturar

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