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English definition of “tear into sb/sth”

tear into sb/sth

informal
verb uk phrasal verb with tear   /teər/ us    /ter/ (tore, torn)
to criticize someone or something very strongly: Unfortunately, if he doesn't agree with you, he tends to tear into you.
(Definition of tear into sb/sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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