In addition to Rathony's examples, there is also the verb to pull apart. Thesaurus.com offers the following synonyms for pull apart:
admonish, berate, castigate, chastise, chide, denounce, discipline, rebuff, rebuke, reprimand, reproach, scold, abuse, animadvert, asperse, attack, backbite, blame, cavil, contemn, denigrate, deprecate, disapprove, disparage, impugn, incriminate, judge, knock, lecture, ostracize, remonstrate, reprehend, reprove, upbraid, carp at, cut up, exprobate, find fault with, get after, look askance, pick apart, read out, take to task, tear apart, and tell off.
Dictionary.com includes the following definition as well:
- to draw or tug at with force.