What does torn to shreds mean?

What does torn to shreds mean?

if you tear or rip someone or something to shreds, you criticize them very severely or defeat them completely. Her second novel was ripped to shreds by the critics. Synonyms and related words. To criticize strongly.

What is another word for torn to pieces?

What is another word for torn to pieces?

done a hatchet job on attacked
derogated torn apart
railed against mauled
rated hit out at
picked holes in cut down to size

What does it mean to shred someone?

to defeat or destroy someone or something easily. They tore the opposition to shreds. Synonyms and related words.

What is the present tense of Torn?

tear something to pieces/bits/shreds: Mary tore the letter to pieces without reading it. tear something in two: Reynolds tore the contract in two….tear ​Definitions and Synonyms ​‌‌

present tense
present participle tearing
past tense tore
past participle torn

Is tear and tear the same word?

Tear and tear are two words that are spelled identically but are pronounced differently and have different meanings, which makes them heteronyms. English words are also spelled according to their etymologies rather than their sound.

What does rip up mean?

: to completely destroy (something) by tearing it into pieces He ripped up the check. She ripped the letter up into tiny pieces.

What is a shred of evidence?

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English shred of something a very small amount of something There’s not a shred of doubt (=no doubt at all) in my mind that we will win. He does not have a shred of evidence (=he has no evidence at all) to prove his claim.

What is the verb form of Torn?

Torn. 3rd Person Singular: Tears. Present Participle/Gerund: Tearing.

Is torn past or present?

tear ​Definitions and Synonyms ​‌‌

present tense
he/she/it tears
present participle tearing
past tense tore
past participle torn

What does it mean to tear someone to shreds?

tear (someone or something) to shreds 1. To criticize, upbraid, or condemn someone or something severely or thoroughly. A: “Have you heard anything about this movie we’re about to see?”

Which is the best synonym for the word torn?

Torn: to cause (something) to separate into jagged pieces by violently pulling at it. Synonyms: rent, ribboned, ripped… Antonyms: crawled, crept, poked… Find the right word.

Who was the man who tore Real Madrid to shreds?

REAL MADRID were torn to shreds last night as Bayer Leverkusen avenged their European Cup Final defeat of two years ago. At one stage Saints looked on course for victory until their batting was torn to shreds by John Hewitt, who claimed 5-24 from his four over spell.

Where was Scotland torn to shreds last night?

Soldo’s men were torn to shreds during last Saturday’s 4-0 loss at home to Hoffenheim and their chances of bouncing back have been reduced by the absence of suspended striker Lukas Podolski. SCOTLAND’S Euro 2004 dreams were torn to shreds in Amsterdam last night as Holland’s superstars ran riot.