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phrasal verb [transitive]
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present tense
I/you/we/theytear into
he/she/ittears into
present participletearing into
past tensetore into
past participletorn into
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  1. 1
    tear into someone/something to physically attack someone or something

    He tore into the other kid, punching him furiously.

  2. 2
    tear into something to start doing something with a lot of energy or enthusiasm

    The girls tore into their chores and were finished within an hour.

  3. 3
    tear into someone/something to criticize someone or something very angrily

    She really tore into me for forgetting to send it.

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