to tear into
- hit violently, as in an attack
- Why did Bill tear the letter into pieces?
- The cops threw tear-gas bombs into the building.
- In order to share it, we'll have to tear it into two pieces.
- We cannot tear a single page from our life, but we can throw the book into the fire.
- To tear away from his dream world and, doing the daily needful, to step into reality was for Tom increasingly painful.