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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.
See also: tear