tear off of (someone or something)(redirected from tearing off of something)
tear off of (someone or something)
1. To pull or rip something off from a larger whole. A noun or pronoun can be used before or after "off." I tore a sheet of wrapping paper off of the roll and got to work. Would you mind tearing off a piece of paper from your notebook for me to use in class?
2. To remove something from someone or something with great haste and force. A noun or pronoun can be used between "tear" and "off." I tore my hat off of my sister's head when I realized she had borrowed it without asking again. I tore off the cushions of the sofa looking for my keys.
3. To move off of and away from something very quickly and abruptly. A noun or pronoun can be used between "tear" and "off." I tore off of the porch and ran after the man.
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