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tear into

Definition of tear into

informal

  1. 1 :  to begin doing (something) in a very quick or forceful way <The band tore into their next song with a lot of energy.> <The kids tore into the pizza.>

  2. 2 :  to criticize (someone or something) in a very harsh or angry way <My father tore into me for coming home an hour late.> <The critics tore into her performance in the movie.>



Word by Word Definitions

tearplay
  1. :  a drop of clear saline fluid secreted by the lacrimal gland and diffused between the eye and eyelids to moisten the parts and facilitate their motion

    :  a secretion of profuse tears that overflow the eyelids and dampen the face

    :  a transparent drop of fluid or hardened fluid matter (as resin)

  1. :  to fill with tears (see 1tear) :  shed tears

  1. :  to separate parts of or pull apart by force :  rend

    :  to wound by or as if by pulling apart by force :  lacerate

    :  to divide or disrupt by the pull of contrary forces

  1. :  damage from being torn (see 3tear)

    :  a hole or flaw made by tearing

    :  the act of tearing something


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