tear away

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

  1. Used other than with a figurative or idiomatic meaning: see tear,‎ away.
  2. (transitive, idiomatic) To remove oneself reluctantly; often expressed in the negative
    I couldn't tear myself away from the movie after I had begun watching it.


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