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    tear

    tear - Dictionary definition and meaning for word tear

    Definition
    (noun) a drop of the clear salty saline solution secreted by the lacrimal glands
    Synonyms : teardrop
    Example Sentence
    • his story brought tears to her eyes
    Definition
    (noun) an opening made forcibly as by pulling apart
    Synonyms : rent , rip , snag , split
    Example Sentence
    • there was a rip in his pants
    • she had snags in her stockings
    Definition
    (noun) an occasion for excessive eating or drinking
    Synonyms : binge , bout , bust
    Example Sentence
    • they went on a bust that lasted three days
    Definition
    (noun) the act of tearing
    Example Sentence
    • he took the manuscript in both hands and gave it a mighty tear
    Definition
    (verb) separate or cause to separate abruptly
    Synonyms : bust , rupture , snap
    Example Sentence
    • The rope snapped
    • tear the paper
    Definition
    (verb) to separate or be separated by force
    Example Sentence
    • planks were in danger of being torn from the crossbars
    Definition
    (verb) move quickly and violently
    Synonyms : buck , charge , shoot , shoot down
    Example Sentence
    • The car tore down the street
    • He came charging into my office
    Definition
    (verb) strip of feathers
    Synonyms : deplumate , deplume , displume , pluck , pull
    Example Sentence
    • pull a chicken
    • pluck the capon
    Definition
    (verb) fill with tears or shed tears
    Example Sentence
    • Her eyes were tearing
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