Phrasal Verb: Tear up

Phrasal Verb: Tear up


Meaning: Rip into pieces

Example: He TORE the fax UP and threw the bits of paper in the bin.

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Phrasal Verb: Tear up


Meaning: Destroy

Example: They are TEARING UP the old part of town to build a new shopping centre.

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Phrasal Verb: Tear up


Meaning: Have eyes fill with tears

Example: After hearing the tragic news he TEARED UP and could hardly speak.

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