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Origin of tearaway
Words nearby tearaway
Example sentences from the Web for tearaway
The bad luck for McCain is that by now the electorate can see that Obama is anything but a tearaway.
"Tearaway will make a hack of him before the winning post is reached," said Fred.
I say, Fred, I've backed 'Tearaway,' would you have me hedge off?Kate Vernon, Vol. 1 (of 3)|Mrs. Alexander
How could Tearaway be expected to beat him at a difference of only seven pounds?
Ripon held the lead, Bronze next, Harriet and Tearaway level.
Ripon was going well, but could not keep the pace with Tearaway.
British Dictionary definitions for tearaway
- a reckless impetuous unruly person
- (as modifier)a tearaway young man
Idioms and Phrases with tearaway
Remove oneself unwillingly or reluctantly, as in I couldn't tear myself away from that painting. [Late 1700s]