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  • as inlash
  • as inattack
  • as invilify
  • as invituperate
  • as inwade
  • as incommence
  • as indress down
  • as inexcoriate

synonyms for tear into

  • berate
  • castigate
  • scold
  • abuse
  • attack
  • baste
  • belabor
  • blister
  • censure
  • flay
  • fulminate
  • jaw
  • lambaste
  • lampoon
  • ridicule
  • satirize
  • upbraid
  • bawl out
  • chew out
  • exprobate
  • tell off
  • tongue-lash
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antonyms for tear into

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  • compliment
  • praise
  • approve
  • defend
  • flatter
  • protect
  • support
  • slough off
  • be lazy
  • sustain
  • support
  • submit
  • defend
  • withstand
  • surrender
  • shield
  • shelter
  • retreat
  • resist
  • protect
  • aid
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How to use tear into in a sentence

Louis turned at the exclamation, and looked on the faithful servant; but no tear was in his eye, no sound on his lip.
THE PASTOR'S FIRE-SIDE VOL. 3 OF 4JANE PORTER
By what word is the relation between “pendulum” and “a smile and tear” described?
ASSIMILATIVE MEMORYMARCUS DWIGHT LARROWE (AKA PROF. A. LOISETTE)
In the tear-stained story of humanity there has never been aught to surpass the thrilling record of Cawnpore.
THE RED YEARLOUIS TRACY
In a short time you will be able, in the language of Dr. Johnson, “to tear out the heart of any book.”
ASSIMILATIVE MEMORYMARCUS DWIGHT LARROWE (AKA PROF. A. LOISETTE)
The horizon, however, was lowering and hazy, and the sun had not force enough to tear the murky veil asunder.
A WOMAN'S JOURNEY ROUND THE WORLDIDA PFEIFFER
"I was playin' sock-ball," snuffled the boy, and a solitary tear rolled down his snub nose.
THE SOLDIER OF THE VALLEYNELSON LLOYD
I will drop his photograph into the fire, and tear the fly-leaf out of the Mrs. Browning he gave me.
TESSA WADSWORTH'S DISCIPLINEJENNIE M. DRINKWATER
His expression said plainly that he would tear in a thousand pieces anything that dared to injure a hair of her head.
THREE MORE JOHN SILENCE STORIESALGERNON BLACKWOOD
Yet hardly one tear was shed by the young things who stood as close as they could round the grave.
THE DAISY CHAINCHARLOTTE YONGE
A mothers tear fell on the little one's cheek as he stirred in his cradle and rubbed his eyes with his little hands.
HONEY-BEEANATOLE FRANCE
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO TEAR INTO

  • buckle down
  • deal with
  • dive into
  • plunge into
  • set to
  • start in on
  • tackle
  • take up
  • tear into
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