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English definition of “tearaway”

tearaway

noun [C]   /ˈteə.rə.weɪ/ US  /ˈter.ə-/ UK informal
a young person, usually male, who behaves in an uncontrolled way and is often causing trouble: He was a real tearaway at school - he was always in trouble with teachers or with the police.Uncontrolled
(Definition of tearaway noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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