tear across (something or some place)

tear across (something or some place)

To cross something or some place extremely fast. The ambulance went tearing across town to get the injured man to the hospital. A police officer tore across the courtyard in pursuit of the thief.
See also: across, tear

tear across something

to move rapidly across some area. The boys tore across the lawn to the swimming pool. As the plane tore across the sky it made a horrendous roar.
See also: across, tear