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

 

tear into

 phrasal verb
phrasal verb
 
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Phrasal Verbs

    tear into somebody/something

     
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  1. 1to attack someone or something physically or with words The wind tore into him.
  2. 2to start doing something with a lot of energy They tore into their food as if they were starving. The band tore into their opening number.
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