English version

tear into somebody/something

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishtear into somebody/something phrasal verb1 ATTACKto attack someone by hitting them very hard The two boys tore into each other.2 CRITICIZEto criticize someone very strongly and angrily From time to time she would really tear into her staff.3 to start doing something quickly, with a lot of energy I was amazed at the way she tore into her work. tear→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
tear into He roars and runs and tears into everything!A 26 - year - old woman lost her unborn child when shrapnel tore into her abdomen.She came again, her body wracked with spasms, her nails tearing into his arms.A piece of shrapnel had torn into his belly and the blood had soaked through the field dressing and was attracting flies.And then I tie up the boxes with the red-and - white string that always tears into my flesh.Wash the lettuce and tear into pieces.I saw the sand spurt up in front of me as bullets tore into the ground.No large mining operations ever tore into this harsh expanse.
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Verb table
tear
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theytear
he, she, ittears
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theytore
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave torn
he, she, ithas torn
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad torn
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill tear
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have torn
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam tearing
he, she, itis tearing
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you, we, theyare tearing
Past
I, he, she, itwas tearing
you, we, theywere tearing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been tearing
he, she, ithas been tearing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been tearing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be tearing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been tearing
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