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rip apart

1 (v + adv) physically destroy TRANSITIVEsmionagar a dhéanamh deréab ó chéiletarraing as a chéilethe building was ripped apart by a bomb rinne buama smionagar den fhoirgneamh, réab buama an foirgneamh ó chéile, tharraing buama an foirgneamh as a chéile 2 (v + adv) completely outplay TRANSITIVEslad a dhéanamh arcocstí a dhéanamh degreadadh a thabhairt doDerry ripped Antrim apart rinne Doire slad ar Aontroim, thug Doire greadadh d'Aontroim, rinne Doire file caoch d'Aontroim
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3 (v + adv) criticise forcefully TRANSITIVEstróic as a chéileionsaigh go fíochmharslad a dhéanamh arshe ripped the film apart stróic sí an scannán as a chéile, d'ionsaigh sí an scannán go fíochmhar, rinne sí slad ar an scannán 4 (v + adv) devastate TRANSITIVEstróic as a chéileiompaigh bunoscionn  c m uréab as a chéileher life was ripped apart stróiceadh a saol as a chéile, iompaíodh a saol bunoscionnit'll rip the country apart réabfaidh sé an tír as a chéile, scriosfaidh sé an tír → see rip