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tear apart

1 (v + adv) destroy TRANSITIVEréab as a chéilesrac as a chéilesmidiríní a dhéanamh dethe bus was torn apart réabadh an bus as a chéile 2 (v + adv) separate into pieces or parts TRANSITIVEstróic as a chéilestiall as a chéilethey tore the meat apart with their fingers stróic siad an fheoil as a chéile lena méara, leadhb siad an fheoil lena méarashe tore the knitting apart rois sí an chniotáil
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3 (v + adv) dismember TRANSITIVEstróic as a chéilesrac as a chéilethe dogs tore the hare apart stróic na madraí an giorria as a chéile, choscair na madraí an giorria 4 (v + adv) informal defeat soundly TRANSITIVEgreadadh a thabhairt dogread verb  c m uléasadh a thabhairt doDown tore Kerry apart thug an Dún greadadh do Chiarraí, ghread an Dún Ciarraí 5 (v + adv) informal criticise viciously TRANSITIVEsrac as a chéilestróic as a chéileionsaí fíochmhar a dhéanamh arshe tore them apart in the interview shrac sí as a chéile iad san agallamh, rinne sí ionsaí fíochmhar orthu san agallamh 6 (v + adv) destroy TRANSITIVEscrios verb  c m umill verbcuir ó mhaiththat's what tore the team apart ba é sin an rud a scrios an fhoireann 7 (v + adv) upset, worry TRANSITIVEgoill ar PhrV  c m ucuir as doit tore me apart to see him like that ghoill sé go mór orm é a fheiceáil mar sin, chuir sé as dom go mór é a fheiceáil mar sinit's tearing him apart tá sé cráite aige, tá a chroí briste aige → see tear