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English definition of “tear into sb”

tear into sb

informal phrasal verb with tear     /teər/ US  /ter/ verb (tore, torn)
to criticize someone or something very strongly : Unfortunately , if he doesn't agree with you, he tends to tear into you.Talking angrilyChastising and rebuking
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