tear across (something or some place)

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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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Summary: London [United Kingdom], June 7 (ANI): A massive fire broke out, tearing across the roof of the five-star Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Knightsbridge district of the United Kingdom (UK) capital.
They show a number of animals - including frogs and slow worms - who have fallen victim to the recent fires tearing across the south Wales Valleys.
"He was observed riding dangerously along residential streets, at speeds clearly faster than the traffic around him, under and overtaking vehicles at speed, pulling wheelies and tearing across parkland.
From Hurricane Gonzalo tearing across the Atlantic in October to Typhoon Neoguri swirling over Japan in July, the spectacular images were taken by astronauts on board the International Space Station.
Washington: Powerful tornadoes tearing across southern United States have killed at least 10 people, emergency officials in the states of Arkansas and Oklahoma reported late Sunday.
Supercell tornadoes, like this one tearing across New Mexico, carve a path of destruction across the landscape.
A video of him tearing across fields and burning rubber on rural roads has become a hit, with more than 2 million views.
It is worth noting here that the bullet which she received in her head, reached her shoulder blade tearing across her skull.
Also, bicycles need to be banned from the cemetery, I tire of seeing gangs of youths on bicycles, tearing across the graves and not staying on paths, this is horrible and upsetting to all.
The idea of off-duty bankers, brokers, lawyers in their flip flops and aviator sunnies tearing across parks, weedy strips of mint and rosemary flying everywhere, being chased by burly parks officials is pretty amusing as well.
"He was tearing across grassland in the pitch black and ended up driving headlong into a bog.
The blast sent flames tearing across several suburban blocks in San Bruno just after 6pm.
The blast left a giant crater and sent flames tearing across several suburban blocks in San Bruno just after 6 pm.
Seemingly abandoned by his father, Essa gets caught up in tribal wars, serving as a spy, tearing across England on horseback, and finally coming to understand his ancestry, which has put him in mortal danger.
Hurricane Ike roared south of Cuba's densely populated capital of fragile ageing buildings after tearing across the island nation, ravaging homes, killing at least four people and forcing 1.2 million to evacuate.