Definition of tear-off
(Entry 1 of 2)
: part of a piece of paper intended to be removed by tearing usually along a marked line (as a row of dashes)
tear offtransitive verb
Definition of tear off (Entry 2 of 2)
: to compose rapidly tore off a whole play in three weeks just in time to tear off a letter home
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