break something to pieces


break something to pieces
smash/break/tear etc/something to pieces phrase
to break something into so many pieces that it is completely destroyed

The furniture had been smashed to pieces.

Thesaurus: to destroy or severely damage somethingsynonym to breaksynonym
Main entry: piece

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