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tear sb away

phrasal verb with tear
 
 
/teər/ verb ( past tense tore, past participle torn)
to make someone stop doing something that they enjoy, in order to do something else: I'll bring Ian, if I can tear him away from his computer games.Taking someone somewhere or telling them the way
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