tear loose


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The reporters themselves reported venturing outside exceedingly warily, debris flew about and roofs were rattling and threatening to tear loose from their sockets.
Roads around the Unity building were closed amid fears that cladding on the side of the building would tear loose and fall to the ground.
Hooks tend to tear loose when too much rod pressure is applied.