Tear yourself/something loose - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
tear yourself/something loose
tear loose (from someone or something)
to manage to break away from someone or something. The quarterback tore loose and took twenty yards for a first down. Barlowe tore loose from Bill and made for the door.
tear yourself/something ˈloose (from somebody/something),
tear ˈloose escape from somebody/something by using great force; become separated from somebody/something in this way: He put his arms round my neck but I tore myself loose and ran for help. ♢ As he held onto the bushes, he felt them tear loose from the rock.