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Definition of tear up phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary


tear up

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tear somethingup

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to destroy a document, etc. by tearing it into pieces synonym rip somethingup She tore up all the letters he had sent her. (figurative) He accused the leader of tearing up the party's manifesto (= of ignoring it).
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