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

 

See Also: shred, tear up, rip up, pan, tear apart, trash, level, raze, rase, dismantle, tear down, take down, pull down, shoot up

 

Hyponyms: laceration, rent, rip, split, cleave, rive, lacerate, rend, pull, shred, tear up, rip up

 

Grouped Verbs: dart, dash, scoot, scud, flash, shoot

 

Part Meronyms: lacrimal secretion, lachrymal secretion

 

Derivational Morphology: rupture, snap, bust, gorge, ingurgitate, overindulge, glut, englut, stuff, engorge, overgorge, overeat, gormandize, gormandise, gourmandize, binge, pig out, satiate, scarf out, cleave, split, rive, rend, rip, pull, teardrop, lacrimation, lachrymation, tearing, watering, rent, snag

 

Anagrams: tare, rate, Tera

 

Language Translations:
Albanian: lot   Bosnian: suza  
Catalan: llàgrima   Chinese:  
Croatian: suza   Danish: flå and tåre  
Dutch: scheuren and traan   Esperanto: larmo  
Estonian: pisar   Finnish: kyynel and repiä  
French: déchirer and larme   German: reißen and Träne  
Hindi: आँसू   Hungarian: könny and tép  
Icelandic: tár   Indonesian: air and robek  
Irish: deor and stróic   Italian: lacrima and strappare  
Japanese: 破る and   Korean: 눈물 and 찢다  
Latin: lacrima   Polish: łza  
Portuguese: lágrima and rasgar   Romanian: lacrimă  
Russian: рвать and слеза   Slovak: slza  
Slovene: raztrgati and solza   Spanish: lágrima and rasgar  
Swedish: riva and tår   Telugu: కన్నీటి బొట్టు and చినుగు  
Turkish: gözyaşı and kırmak  
 
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