tear across

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.
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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.
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Jaw-dropping footage shows out-of-control furniture tear across rooms and the ceiling cave in on board the liner pounded by brutal waves and monster gales.
Tropical storm Pabuk is expected to tear across parts of Thailand and Vietnam from January 3 - 5, 2019 that will also bring about heavy bouts of rain and strong winds.
Despite the ecological disaster as infernos tear across moorland, scarring the countryside, neither he nor a junior minister from his Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has bothered to been to see the extent of the damage to Saddleworth or Winter Hill.
Eight people including two firefighters have been killed in storm-related accidents as hurricane-strength winds tear across northern Europe, BBCreported.
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.
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." In addition, Toray says, TreaTear LT52 and LT72 polypropylene films perform as drop-in sealant films for LDPE sealant web applications.
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.
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.
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.
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.