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what does tearing through mean? The rush to rebuild three months after the water first came tearing through is a sigh of Pakistanis' lack of faith in the weak civilian government . what does tearing through mean?
Oct 23, 2012 7:26 PM
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the water first came tearing through= the water came gushing forth/ pouring out very quickly
October 23, 2012
Water tearing through in this context sounds like there was rapid flooding water that caused destruction or damage.
October 23, 2012
It moves in a very great hurry - in this case tearing through means moving (affecting) everybody's life and developing at a fast pace.
October 23, 2012
Thanks
November 12, 2012
the water refers to flood
October 23, 2012
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