tear around


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tear around (some place)

to move or run around rapidly and perhaps recklessly. The kids were tearing around through the house all day. They've made a real mess. Please don't tear around the house.
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tear around

Move about in excited or angry haste, as in He tore around the house, looking for the dog. [Second half of 1700s]
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tear around

v.
1. To move about in excited, often angry haste: The coach tore around after his team lost. The boss is tearing around the office in a fury.
2. To lead a wild life: It's really frightening the way those teenagers tear around.
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Like the piglets who squeal and tear around tracks at other fairs in pursuit of Oreo cookies, Feimster's racing skunks run for their suppers, not for Olympic glory or celebrity-endorsement contracts.
IT'S time to pretend your name is Bill, wear a hard-hat and tear around in a forklift truck.
Let the dirt fly as you tear around dirt tracks and career off jumps.
The officers did the planning, reconnaissance and investigation work, before going to 500 streets to see which are the worst affected by drivers who tear around in illegal, noisy and highpowered cars.
Coun Len Cresswell said residents had been complaining about the noise the youngsters make as they tear around on the motorbikes.
YOBS who tear around streets on mini-motos endangering pedestrians face a police crackdown.
Not only can it tear around at breakneck speed - with the press of a button it can jump two feet in the air, as if someone has given it a kick.
My husband Aidan and I both tear around the place a lot and it's nice that we can always contact each other on our mobiles.
Everyone who has done this, tells me that, despite all the problems, these young children have had to face, they do not let it show and tear around having a great time.