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Move about in excited or angry haste, as in He tore around the house, looking for the dog. [Second half of 1700s]
THINGAMABOB OR THINGUMMY: CAN YOU DISTINGUISH BETWEEN THE US AND UK TERMS IN THIS QUIZ?
Do you know the difference between everyday US and UK terminology? Test yourself with this quiz on words that differ across the Atlantic.
Question 1 of 7
In the UK, COTTON CANDY is more commonly known as…
Words nearby tear around
teapot, Teapot Dome, teapoy, tear, tear apart, tear around, tear at, tearaway, tear bomb, teardown, teardrop
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How to use tear around in a sentence
Yes, twice now weve heard him tear around like a bull in a china shop.The Outdoor Chums in the Big Woods|Quincy Allen
Some people, however, prefer a figured carpet in the dining-room on account of the wear and tear around the table.Furnishing the Home of Good Taste|Lucy Abbot Throop
We just set there and watched him rip and tear around till he drownded.Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Complete|Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
You ought to see them tear around Chelton when they found everybody in the game had cleared out!The Motor Girls at Lookout Beach|Margaret Penrose
She went in, and locked the door; and I went up to the lantern to see that all was right, and to swear and tear around a little.The Blunders of a Bashful Man|Metta Victoria Fuller Victor