Значение идиомы tear down

[tear down] {v.} 1. To take all down in pieces; destroy.

Theworkmen tore down the old house and built a new house in its place.

2. To take to pieces or parts.

The mechanics had to tear down theengine, and fix it, and put it together again.

3. To say bad thingsabout; criticize.

“Why do you always tear people down? Why don’tyou try to say nice things about them?”

Dorothy doesn’t likeSandra, and at the class meeting she tore down every idea Sandrasuggested.

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