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  • v. To subject to a heavy attack, physical or figurative.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. hit violently, as in an attack


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  • From the chopper's armored cockpit, Delta-One watched his rotors tear into the sub's cable like a giant lawn mower running over a steel chain.

    Deception Point

  • Below, the Americans were not only listening but watching and saw Tubby tear into the Dorniers, damaging two or three before his Hur - ricane was so badly shot up that he could not con - tinue the fight but was still able to return to the field.

    The HurricaneStory

  • Back home, Scott and I would get up ridiculously early and tear into our gifts while still in our pajamashair sticking out in all directions, morning breath at full force, Mom and Dad nursing coffee and hanging around with their eyes at half-mast.

    Paradise Lost


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