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phrasal verb [transitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theytear off
he/she/ittears off
present participletearing off
past tensetore off
past participletorn off
  1. 1
    to remove your clothes quickly and carelessly

    The boys tore off their clothes and jumped into the water.

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  2. 2
    British informal to write something quickly
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