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tearaway

[tair-uh-wey] /ˈtɛər əˌweɪ/
adjective
1.
designed to be easily separated or opened by tearing:
a box with a tearaway seal.
noun
2.
British. a wild, reckless person.
Origin of tearaway
1825-1835
First recorded in 1825-35; adj., noun use of verb phrase tear away
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  • I say, Fred, I've backed 'tearaway,' would you have me hedge off?

  • I'll give you chaps a tip—have a shilling or two on tearaway.

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  • Ripon held the lead, Bronze next, Harriet and tearaway level.

    Fast as the Wind Nat Gould
  • Another roar was given for tearaway; the others were all cheered lustily.

    Fast as the Wind Nat Gould
  • Ripon was going well, but could not keep the pace with tearaway.

    Fast as the Wind Nat Gould
  • The Rascal and tearaway were the pets of the Haverton stable.

    Fast as the Wind Nat Gould
  • "After tearaway has had her trial with Tristram," said Hector.

    Fast as the Wind Nat Gould
  • How could tearaway be expected to beat him at a difference of only seven pounds?

    Fast as the Wind Nat Gould
  • tearaway was in the rear, Erickson keeping close behind Tristram.

    Fast as the Wind Nat Gould

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