tear along

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tear along

1. To rip (something) over the length of some line or boundary. Tear the paper along the perforated line. I folded the paper over and carefully tried to tear it along the crease.
2. To move forward extremely fast. We're right next to a highway, so we always hear the cars tearing along outside our windows at all hours of the day. I stepped to the side of the trail to make way for the runners who were tearing along.
3. To move over the course of or parallel to some path or line extremely fast. The ambulance tore along Main Street to get the injured man to the hospital. We went tearing along the coast in my uncle's powerboat.
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tear along

to go along very fast, as in running, driving, cycling, etc. The cars tore along the road, raising dust and making noise. Andy tore along on his bicycle, trying to see how fast he could go.
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On Saturday Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said that Ankara would play a more active role in addressing the conflict in Syria in the coming six months to stop it being torn along ethnic lines.
Equally evocative is Transplanted, 2001/2005, a manicured heap of large tar-paper rectangles, many of them torn along one edge, which, like many of Donovan's works, tweaks and conflates Earth art and post-Minimalist scatter.