blow apart

phrasal verb [transitive]
Word forms "blow apart":
present tense I/you/we/they blow apart he/she/it blows apart present participle blowing apart past tense blew apart past participle blown apart
1) to destroy something with an explosion

The aircraft was blown apart by a terrorist bomb.

2) to show that an idea is completely false or wrong

The book blew apart the myth of their perfect marriage.


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