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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All day the Pyrenees, carrying her load of living fire, tore across the foaming sea.
The last year has seen a 10 per cent spike in England and an eight per cent spike in Northern Ireland after wildfires tore across the country.
Meanwhile, crews were called to the Scotstown Nature Reserve in Bridge of Don in April as flames tore across a field and crept to within 150ft of neighbouring properties.
A RAPID-FIRE line of apparent tornadoes tore across Indiana and Ohio, packed so closely together that one crossed the path carved by another.
Muscat : At least 89 people have died in Zimbabwe after Cyclone Idai tore across the eastern and southern parts of the country, a senior Zimbabwean official has said.
That resulted in Afif enjoying an uninterrupted run after he received the pass from Boudiaf, and he literally tore across the vacant space to score the only goal of the match.
The typhoon will be the 18th to hit the Philippines this year and comes six weeks after super typhoon Mangkhut tore across Luzon, triggering landslides that killed dozens of people and damaged about USD 180 million of crops.
CALIFORNIAN actress Shailene Woodley, right, anchors an extraordinary true story of survival against the odds in the aftermath of a category four storm, which tore across the Pacific in the autumn of 1983.
In the waterlogged thriller Adrift, she anchors an extraordinary true story of survival against the odds in the aftermath of a category four storm, which tore across the Pacific in the autumn of 1983.
ON THIS DAY LAST YEAR: Filming was cancelled on the set of Coronation Street, as Storm Doris tore across parts of Britain.
NEWCASTLE turned into the Wild West for a couple of minutes as an Outlaw tore across the Tapeta tundra and the posse could not get near him.
8 tore across some of California's most premium wine-growing regions for weeks before fire crews were able to control the firestorm that killed 43 people and scorched nearly 250,000 acres.
The wildfires that tore across the oil-producing region^ of Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada, earlier this year will cost insurers about C$3.58 billion ($2.8 billion) in claims--the most costly insured natural disaster in the country's history, according to the Insurance Bureau of Canada.
(Bloomberg) -- The wildfires that tore across the oil-producing region of Canada this year will cost insurers about C$3.58 billion (US$2.8 billion) in claims, the most costly insured natural disaster in the country's history, an industry group said.
FOURTEEN people died when 20 tornados tore across the US on Christmas Eve.