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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.
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Residents and dogwalkers are furious that land at the rear of St David's School is being destroyed by teenagers, who tear around on their quads and motorbikes.
They tended to tear around the house yelling until teatime, then tore around the table yelling instead.
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.
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 on mini-moto scooters face a police crackdown.
Californian Greg, one of the sport's true gentlemen, challenged me to the unique encounter over two laps of the famous Midlands circuit when he learned that I'd never ridden a motorbike of any description, let alone one that can tear around an oval track without breaks.
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.