tear-off

noun

Definition of tear-off

plural -s
: part of a piece of paper intended to be removed by tearing usually along a marked line (as a row of dashes)

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Origin and Etymology of tear-off

from the phrase tear off


tear off

transitive verb

Definition of tear off

: to compose rapidly
  • tore off a whole play in three weeks
  • just in time to tear off a letter home

Origin and Etymology of tear off


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