tearaway


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Noun1.tearaway - a reckless and impetuous person
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
daredevil, harum-scarum, madcap, swashbuckler, hothead, lunatic - a reckless impetuous irresponsible person
Adj.1.tearaway - characterized by undue haste and lack of thought or deliberation; "a hotheaded decision"; "liable to such impulsive acts as hugging strangers"; "an impetuous display of spending and gambling"; "madcap escapades"; (`brainish' is archaic)
archaicism, archaism - the use of an archaic expression
incautious - lacking in caution; "an incautious remark"; "incautious talk"

tearaway

noun (Brit.) hooligan, delinquent, tough, rough (informal), rowdy, ruffian, roughneck (slang), good-for-nothing He blamed the parents for the tearaways' behaviour.
Translations

tearaway

[ˈtɛərəweɪ] N (Brit) → gamberro/a m/f, alborotador(a) m/f

tearaway

[ˈtɛərəweɪ] ncasse-cou m inv

tearaway

n (Brit inf) → Rabauke m (inf); I used to be a bit of a tearawayich war ein ziemlicher Rabauke (inf)

tearaway

[ˈtɛərəˌweɪ] n (Brit) (fam) → ragazzaccio
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A NEW TV show is to try to put tearaway teenagers back on track - by teaching them ballroom dancing.
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In todays episode, family loyalties are stretched to breaking point when a young tearaway is forced to choose between saving his brother and freedom.
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Scots actor Richard Wilson revealed he was a tearaway who loved playing endless games of football on the streets of his home town of Greenock.
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Val and Eric knew Amy was a bit of a handful when they agreed to foster her, but this week it becomes clear just how much of a tearaway she can be as she sets her sights on not one but two older men.
TEARAWAY JOHN looks the value in tonight's pounds 10,000 John Smith's Peterborough Derby final over 420m (10.
Jennifer Ellison has come a long way since she first appeared on our screens as a tearaway teenager in Brookside.
I was a bit of a tearaway as a youngster," he said.
With a tearaway son, a demanding father in a nursing home and the family's ailing dry-cleaning business, his hands are full but his heart is not in it.