To tear off

to pull off by violence; to strip.

See also: Tear

References in classic literature ?
As the boy read, he kept twisting and trying to tear off a button that was nearly off his jacket.
Now he was going to be free, to tear off his shackles, to rise up and fight.
Sometimes I want to tear off those sweaters, rip off my pantyhose and burn them
To raise the stakes, Sting leapt into the middle of the dining room and began to tear off his clothes.
Shoppers will be able to tear off a coupon and hand it to the cashier to be scanned and added their grocery bill.
At a hippie-style Santa Barbara wine festival, he can't even bring himself to tear off his clothing and jump into the vat with his fellow revelers.
Checkstand displays allowed customers to tear off donation slips to add a donation to their order.
In Reynolds research, more than 40 percent of consumers noted that plastic wrap wasn't easy to tear off the roll.
She was then punched in the face and knocked to the ground as her attacker tried to tear off her clothes.
The general practice was to tear off a strip of white cloth from a "rag-bag"; tear or cut a portion of the strip down the middle to provide two ends for tying; then laboriously wrap the bandage around the injury and tie a knot.
Such passion over a game whose winner won't get a Gatorade shower, or the right to tear off his jersey and wrap himself in the flag - at least not literally.