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Definition of tear away phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

tear away

 phrasal verb
phrasal verb
 
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Phrasal Verbs

tear yourself away (from something)

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tear something away (from something)

 
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to leave somewhere even though you would prefer to stay there; to take something away from somewhere Dinner's ready, if you can tear yourself away from the TV. She was unable to tear her eyes away from him (= could not stop looking at him).
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