tear (one) limb from limb

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tear (one) limb from limb

To violently maim a person or animal. If I find out that you're the one who hurt my daughter, I will tear you limb from limb, understand?
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tear (someone or some animal) limb from limb

to rip someone or an animal to bits. The explosion tore the workers limb from limb. The crocodiles attacked the wading zebras and tore them limb from limb.
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tear someone limb from limb

If someone threatens to tear you limb from limb, they say they will kill you in a very violent way. It was lucky for him the police found him before I did because I would have torn him limb from limb.
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tear someone limb from limb

violently dismember someone.
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tear somebody ˌlimb from ˈlimb

(often humorous) attack somebody very violently: Julian looked so angry that I thought he was going to tear his brother limb from limb.
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