Tear Apart Meaning
(transitive, figuratively) to severely defeat
Example: She tore her ex-boyfriendâ€™s clothes apart in fury.
2003 The Room
Johnny: You are lying! I never hit you! You are tearing me apart, Lisa!
The bomb tore apart most of the town hall.
1979, Love Will Tear Us Apart - Joy Division
Love, love will tear us apart again
2011 February 1, Keir Murray, â€œAberdeen 0 - 3 Celticâ€, BBC:
But Celtic could smell blood and they tore the Reds apart in the 12th minute.