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English verb: pick apart

1. pick apart (communication) find fault with; express criticism of; point out real or perceived flaws

SamplesThe paper criticized the new movie.
Don't knock the food--it's free.

Synonymscriticise, criticize, knock

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)comment, notice, point out, remark

Narrower (hyponym)admonish, assail, assault, attack, bawl out, belabor, belabour, belittle, berate, blame, blast, call down, call on the carpet, censure, chew out, chew up, chide, come down, criminate, crucify, denounce, deplore, disparage, dress down, find fault, harsh on, have words, jaw, lambast, lambaste, lash out, lecture, nitpick, pick, pick at, pillory, rag, rebuke, remonstrate, reprehend, reprimand, reprimand, reproof, reprove, round, savage, scold, snipe, take to task, trounce

Entailevaluate, judge, pass judgment


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