Definitions

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  • v. to criticise (especially small details)
  • v. to defeat crushingly
  • v. to review or analyse in great detail

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. find fault with; express criticism of; point out real or perceived flaws

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Examples

  • With the question of the date answered to the satisfaction of the Condon Committee investigators, they began to pick apart the rest of Heflin’s story based on exactly that same sort of error.

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