- (transitive) To rip away from; to pull a piece from forcibly.
- Do not tear off the price tag if you want to return that shirt.
- (intransitive) To leave or depart rapidly.
- The fugitive tore off down the alley.
- (to rip away from): detach, remove, rip off; see also Thesaurus:disconnect
- (to leave or depart rapidly): flee; see also Thesaurus:flee
to rip away from