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