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phrasal verb [transitive]
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present tense
I/you/we/theytear away
he/she/ittears away
present participletearing away
past tensetore away
past participletorn away
  1. tear someone/something away to force yourself or someone else to leave or to stop doing something
    tear yourself away (from someone/something):

    'Sorry,' said Douglas, tearing himself away from the conversation.

    tear your eyes/gaze away from someone/something:

    She was unable to tear her eyes away from him.

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