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tear around

To run, drive, or otherwise move around (some location) in a fast, reckless manner. It's no wonder you got hurt with the way you've been tearing around the kitchen like that! Police are in pursuit of a black sports car tearing through downtown L.A. The parent frantically tore around the grocery store looking for his toddler.
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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.
See also: around, tear