tear off

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tear off (third-person singular simple present tears off, present participle tearing off, simple past tore off, past participle torn off)

  1. (transitive) To rip away from; to pull a piece from forcibly.
    Do not tear off the price tag if you want to return that shirt.
  2. (intransitive) To leave or depart rapidly.
    The fugitive tore off down the alley.

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