tear

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tear

1. slang A spree, binge, or indulgence of intense or prolonged alcohol consumption. Me and my pals went on quite a tear last night to celebrate Jack's birthday. We're all paying for it today, though. A: "I didn't expect Pete to be drunk already!" B: "Oh, he's been on a tear all day."
2. slang A sudden showing or burst of intense energy or activity. A: "Why is Mom cleaning every room in the house?" B: "Oh, she's been on a tear ever since she saw a mouse in the basement this morning." The team looked a little sluggish in the first half, but they have been on an absolute tear in the second.
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tear

(tɛr)
n. a wild drinking bout. (see also rip.) Sally is off on a tear again.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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