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Adjective: tearing  teh-ring
  1. Marked by extreme intensity of emotions or convictions; inclined to react violently; fervid
    "in a tearing rage";
    - fierce, vehement, violent, trigger-happy
Noun: tearing  teh-ring
  1. Shedding tears
    - lacrimation, lachrymation, watering
Verb: tear (tore,torn)  teh(r)
  1. Separate or cause to separate abruptly
    "tear the paper";
    - rupture, snap, bust
     
  2. To separate or be separated by force
     
  3. Move quickly and violently
    "The car tore down the street";
    - shoot, shoot down, charge, buck, bomb [Brit], scream
     
  4. Strip of feathers
    "tear the capon";
    - pluck, pull, deplume, deplumate, displume

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Derived forms: tearings

See also: intense, tear apart, tear down, tear up

Type of: activity, belt along, bodily function, bodily process, body process, bucket along, cannonball along, disunite, divide, hasten, hie [archaic], hotfoot, hurry, part, pelt along, race, rush, rush along, separate, speed, step on it, strip, travel rapidly, zip

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