Definitions

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  • v. To tear apart, rend to pieces, rip up.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To scratch to pieces.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To tear in pieces.

Etymologies

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From Middle English toracen, torasen ("to tear up, snatch away"), equivalent to to- +‎ race. Related to rash.

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