Phrasal Verbs with TEAR

tear up
to tear a piece of paper or cloth into small pieces
He tore up the letter and threw it away.

tear up
to start to have tears in your eyes
She teared up as she waved her mother goodbye.

tear down
to intentionally destroy a building
They tore down the old library and built a new one.

tear apart
to cause serious arguments in a group of people
The scandal is tearing the government apart.

tear apart
to make someone feel extremely unhappy or upset
It tears me apart to see them suffering like this.