Definition of Tear into

1. Verb. Hit violently, as in an attack. "The fighter managed to tear into his opponent"

Exact synonyms: Lace Into, Lam Into, Lay Into, Pitch Into
Generic synonyms: Hit

Definition of Tear into

1. Verb. To subject to a heavy attack, physical or figurative. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tear Into

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

Literary usage of Tear into

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Number by Development: A Method of Number Instruction by John Cameron Gray (1919)
"Some will tear into equal pieces, others into two parts carelessly. Those who tear into equal pieces will do so not because they know or think that the ..."

2. Transactions of the American Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (1900)
"We have entirely different conditions to deal with when the tissues cannot be separated readily, in which we can easily tear into the surrounding organs. ..."

3. Birmingham Medical Review (1892)
"tear into the pericardial sac, and behind by a smooth-edged clean teat into the right pleural cavity. The pericardium contained a little turbid fluid. ..."

4. Icelandic Legends by Jón Árnason, Eiríkr Magnússon, George E. J. Powell (1866)
"From the eye of the princess there fell one tear, into a corner of the cloth, and she at once tied that corner into a knot. After this, Mori came to her, ..."

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