tear up

tear up(
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A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (to split into pieces)
a. romper
When my ex and I broke up, I tore up every photo of us.Cuando mi ex y yo nos separamos, rompí todas nuestras fotos.
2. (to pull up)
a. arrancar
I tore up all the weeds so I could plant flowers.Arranqué todas las malas hierbas para poder plantar flores.
b. levantar (road)
The city tore up the highway, and now driving is a pain.La ciudad levantó la autopista, y ahora es muy molesto manejar.
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tear up
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (document, photo)
a. romper, rasgar
2. (plant, floorboards)
a. arrancar
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