tear across

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
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Eight people including two firefighters have been killed in storm-related accidents as hurricane-strength winds tear across northern Europe, BBCreported.
Narrow jet streams tear across the mountainside, threatening to take down anyone on its slopes.
Sheltered from the howling winds that tear across the moor outside, young book dealer, David Filde, is employed by a former associate of his uncle to catalogue an impressive library at his ancient crumbling mansion.
A 22point lead for Breadstory could not hold back a determined Cafe France as the Bakers went on a 233 tear across the third and fourth quarters to cut it to four, 5854, with Maverick Ahanmisi scoring on a layup off an inbound steal.
The next day an ophthalmologist immediately took me in, and it took two doctors 20 minutes to find a U-shaped tear across a blood vessel at the upper edge of the retina.
This laminated structure addresses the mechanical aspects regarding tear initiation and control of tear across the pouch in a more economical option compared to currently used products.
The company says that converters can now "manufacture attractive stand-up pouches that provide an effortless, precise straight-line tear across the package every time, as well as offer improved rigidity and clarity.
The pounds 9,000 buggy can tear across rough terrain at more than 40 mph to catch up with scramblers and quad bikes making life a misery for dog walkers and families.
Forecasters said high winds and gales were likely to tear across Dumfries and Galloway, with coastal towns in the south of Scotland at risk from floods.
Johnny Knoxville, Jay Kay, Jodie Kidd (fresh from her success racing Maserati's), Quentin Tarantino and Daryl Hannah amongst others will tear across the continent in numerous Ferrari's, Maserati's, Porsche's and Pagani Zonda's.
Some of those include: "EZ Peel" films, which can be incorporated for scissors-less entry for both ground and whole bean coffee; and "IntegraPerf" opening feature which allows a controlled directional tear across the face of the package; and the "FancyCut" opening feature which provides notchless access and can be applied to the SlimFlex Stick pack.
Hurricane Frances continued to tear across Florida last night, as forecasters warned the storm could strengthen again.
Racing against the clock, cars and motorcycles will tear across Rogers Dry Lake bed this weekend in the second annual Return to Muroc time trials.
THEATRE Charles Dickens' The Haunting Sheltered from the howling winds that tear across the moor outside, young book dealer, David Filde, is employed by a former associate of his uncle to catalogue an impressive library at his ancient crumbling mansion.
Earlier, Mandela watched French and British warplanes tear across the skies during the traditional Bastille Day military parade.