tear-off

noun
plural -s

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 off

transitive 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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History and Etymology for tear-off

Noun

from the phrase tear off

Transitive verb

tear entry 3

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