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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishtearawaytear‧a‧way /ˈteərəweɪ $ ˈter-/ noun [countable]  informalVIOLENT a young person who behaves badly and often gets into trouble His car was wrecked by a couple of young tearaways.
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tearawayWhen he turned towards me at Dun Laoghaire, he looked the complete tearaway.The 11-year-old tearaway, who has netted £150,000 in the past two years, was nicked after a pub raid.The nine-year-old tearaway was arrested when a driver caught him trying to get into his car by sliding through the sunroof.I am 20 years old with a one-year-old who is adorable, but a real tearaway.Past attempts to stop the tearaways have failed because in many cases they have not actually been breaking speed limits.What it says about the young tearaway is even more remarkable.
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