Thesaurus

tear into

phrase

Synonyms & Antonyms of tear into

1 to start work on energetically
  • She tore into the home renovation project as soon as all the materials had been purchased.

Synonyms for tear into

Words Related to tear into

Phrases Synonymous with tear into

Near Antonyms for tear into

2 to take sudden, violent action against
  • We watched the fighters tear into each other during the final round.

Synonyms for tear into

Words Related to tear into

Phrases Synonymous with tear into

Near Antonyms for tear into

See the Dictionary Definition 

Learn More About tear into

Thesaurus Entries Near tear into

tearing (out)

tear into

tear one's hair

See More Nearby Entries 

Cite this Entry

“Tear into.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/tear%20into. Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Challenging Words You Should Know

  • hedgehog reading a book
  • Often used to describe “the march of time,” what does inexorable mean?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!