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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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

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.
See also: around, tear
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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Well, when the dark shut down, in the rugged hills, that poor little chap had been tearing around in the saddle all day, and I noticed by the slack knee-pressure that she was tired and tottery, and I got dreadfully afraid; but every time I tried to slow down and let her go to sleep, so I could stop, she hurried me up again; and so, sure enough, at last over she went!
Then he went tearing around the house again spreading chaos and destruction in his path.
However, I rather suspect she'll be too busy tearing around the garden of her new home.
"Young lads can be prone to tearing around and chasing people.
Video has emerged showing a boy racer tearing around the so-called Evo Triangle just a month after a man was jailed for killing a couple on there in a horror smash.
Contributions all point to a man possessed, who felt tearing around the tarmac at 240mph was as fulfilling as any artistic endeavour.
For the last few months Jai has been tearing around the Dales like a one-man Goodfellas, shovelling a mountain of cocaine up his nose, to no discernible effect.
Also, when are the police going to do something about the toerags on bikes tearing around on the pavements of Byker and Northumberland Street?
The emphasis is on tearing around the wonderfully sculptured locales and the quality of the racing experience compliments the environment design well.
These aren't young guys tearing around the place, these guys would be almost middle-aged.
So all he could do was watch his pals and younger brother Reggie having fun tearing around on their bikes.
Moses had come to the store manager's attention that day when customers reported ol' Moses was tearing around the lot, forcing cars to take dangerous evasive action and generally cussin' out the world.
They may look like ordinary children tearing around and playing with dinosaurs, but Simon Laidler, two, and Jessica Shipp, three, are already reading books for youngsters four times their age, can count to 1,000, know their 10 times table and are learning French and Spanish.
Summary: A video featuring Batman (in real life) tearing around Cambridge on a fake motorbike has become a YouTube hit.
"Residents were understandably intimidated by the travellers' anti-social activities, such as tearing around Woodgate Valley on quad bikes, and I wanted to make sure this would never happen again.