Definition of Tear away

1. Verb. Rip off violently and forcefully. "The passing bus tore off her side mirror"

Exact synonyms: Tear Off
Generic synonyms: Remove, Take, Take Away, Withdraw

Definition of Tear away

1. Verb. (transitive idiomatic) To remove oneself reluctantly; often expressed in the negative ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tear Away

tear a strip off somebody
tear along
tear apart
tear away (current term)
tear down
tear drop fracture
tear duct
tear film
tear gas
tear gases
tear gland
tear into
tear off
tear one's hair out
tear sac
tear sheet

Literary usage of Tear away

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1. Benjamin Disraeli: An Unconventional Biography by Wilfrid Meynell (1903)
"On that tangent, the impulsive Tracy would tear away: would write letters, consult lawyers, imagine himself brought to the block, and dare it ; forgetting, ..."

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