tear into
phrasal to attack without restraint or caution

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • tear into — (someone) to attack someone fiercely. He tore into the witness, calling him a liar. I saw a small boy tear into a much larger fellow who had taken his bike …   New idioms dictionary

  • tear into — index attack Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • tear into — verb hit violently, as in an attack • Syn: ↑lam into, ↑lace into, ↑pitch into, ↑lay into • Hypernyms: ↑hit • Verb Frames: Somebody s something …   Useful english dictionary

  • tear into — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms tear into : present tense I/you/we/they tear into he/she/it tears into present participle tearing into past tense tore into past participle torn into 1) tear into someone/something to physically attack someone …   English dictionary

  • tear into — PHRASAL VERB If you tear into someone, you criticize them very angrily and strongly. [INFORMAL] [V P n] I had a real row with him. I tore into him …   English dictionary

  • tear into — phr verb Tear into is used with these nouns as the object: ↑flesh …   Collocations dictionary

  • tear into — attack verbally. → tear …   English new terms dictionary

  • tear into — {v. phr.} To attack vigorously, physically or verbally. * /The anxious buyers tore into the wedding gowns on sale at the famous department store./ See: RIP INTO …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • tear into — {v. phr.} To attack vigorously, physically or verbally. * /The anxious buyers tore into the wedding gowns on sale at the famous department store./ See: RIP INTO …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • tear\ into — v. phr. To attack vigorously, physically or verbally. The anxious buyers tore into the wedding gowns on sale at the famous department store. See: rip into …   Словарь американских идиом

  • tear into — verb To subject to a heavy attack, physical or figurative. Syn: rip into …   Wiktionary

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