tear limb from limb

tear limb from limb
tear (someone) limb from limb to attack someone violently.

I'm sure if she got hold of the guy she'd tear him limb from limb.


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  • tear limb from limb — tear (someone) limb from limb : to attack or kill (someone) in a very violent way The angry mob would have torn him limb from limb if the police hadn t protected him. • • • Main Entry: ↑limb tear (someone) limb from limb see ↑limb • • • …   Useful english dictionary

  • tear — tear1 W3S3 [tıə US tır] n 1.) [C usually plural] a drop of salty liquid that comes out of your eye when you are crying ▪ The children were all in tears . ▪ She came home in floods of tears . ▪ I could see that Sam was close to tears . ▪ Bridget… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • tear — 1 noun 1 (C) a drop of salty liquid that flows from your eye when you are crying: Tears just rolled down his face. | tear stained cheeks | (be) in tears (=crying): My wife actually broke down in tears telling me. | burst into tears (=suddenly… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • tear — I n 1. teardrop, drop, droplet, bead, globule. v 2.(all of the eyes) water, well or fill up with tears, get moist or dewy or teary; secrete tears, shed tears, weep, gush, overflow. II v 1. rip, rend, reave, rive, pull apart; shred, rip or pull to …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • limb — 1. n. 1 any of the projecting parts of a person s or animal s body used for contact or movement. 2 a large branch of a tree. 3 a branch of a cross. 4 a spur of a mountain. 5 a clause of a sentence. Phrases and idioms: out on a limb 1 isolated,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • tear someone limb from limb — tear/rip/someone limb from limb phrase to violently attack or kill someone Thesaurus: to attack a person or objectsynonym to kill a person or animalsynonym Main entry: limb * * * violently dism …   Useful english dictionary

  • Tear of meniscus — Classification and external resources Head of right tibia seen from above, showing menisci and attachments of ligaments ICD 10 Current injury S …   Wikipedia

  • tear someone limb from limb — tear (someone) limb from limb to attack someone violently. I m sure if she got hold of the guy she d tear him limb from limb …   New idioms dictionary

  • tear somebody limb from limb — tear/rip sb ˌlimb from ˈlimb idiom (often humorous) to attack sb very violently Main entry: ↑limbidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • limb — [ lım ] noun count ** 1. ) an arm or a leg: She rested her tired, aching limbs. an artificial limb 2. ) a large branch on a tree 3. ) a part of something that sticks out out on a limb in a position where you have no support from other people… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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