tear away
transitive verb Date: circa 1699 to remove (as oneself) reluctantly

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Tear Away — «Tear Away» Сингл группы Drowning Pool …   Википедия

  • tear away — index deprive Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • tear away — verb rip off violently and forcefully (Freq. 2) The passing bus tore off her side mirror • Syn: ↑tear off • Hypernyms: ↑remove, ↑take, ↑take away, ↑withdraw …   Useful english dictionary

  • Tear Away — Infobox Single Name = Tear Away Artist = Drowning Pool from Album = Sinner Released = 2002 Format = CD Recorded = January April, 2001 Genre = Nu metal, Alternative metal Length = 4:14 Label = Wind Up Records Writer = Drowning Pool Producer =… …   Wikipedia

  • tear away — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms tear away : present tense I/you/we/they tear away he/she/it tears away present participle tearing away past tense tore away past participle torn away tear someone/something away to force yourself or someone… …   English dictionary

  • tear away — v. (D; refl., tr.) to tear away from (she couldn t tear herself away from the book) * * * [ teə(r)ə weɪ] (D;refl.,tr.) to tear away from (she couldn t tear away herself away from the book) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • tear·away — /ˈterəˌweı/ noun, pl aways [count] Brit informal : a young person who behaves badly and who does dangerous, foolish, or illegal things a gang of teenage tearaways see also tear away at ↑tear, 1 …   Useful english dictionary

  • tear away — PHRASAL VERB: oft with brd neg If you tear someone away from a place or activity, you force them to leave the place or stop doing the activity, even though they want to remain there or carry on. [V n P from n] Fame hasn t torn her away from her… …   English dictionary

  • tear away — verb To remove oneself reluctantly; often expressed in the negative I couldnt tear myself away from the movie after I had begun watching it …   Wiktionary

  • tear away — cut off; be cut off …   English contemporary dictionary

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