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Noun: tears  teerz
  1. The process of shedding tears (usually accompanied by sobs or other inarticulate sounds)
    "she was in tears";
    - crying, weeping
Noun: tear  teh(r)
  1. An opening made forcibly as by pulling apart
    "there was a tear in his pants";
    - rip, rent, snag, split
     
  2. An occasion for excessive eating or drinking
    - bust, binge, bout
     
  3. The act of tearing
    "he took the manuscript in both hands and gave it a mighty tear"
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

Sounds like: tear, tears or

See also: tear apart, tear down, tear up

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

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