pick apart

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pick apart (third-person singular simple present picks apart, present participle picking apart, simple past and past participle picked apart)

  1. Used other than figuratively or idiomatically: see pick,‎ apart.
  2. (idiomatic, transitive) To review or analyse in great detail
    1. (idiomatic, transitive) To criticise (especially small details).
  3. (idiomatic, transitive, sports) To overcome by skilled execution.
    The quarterback picked apart the secondary defense in the first half.