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Adjective: torn  torn
  1. Having edges that are jagged from injury
    - lacerate, lacerated, mangled
     
  2. Disrupted by the pull of contrary forces
    "torn between love and hate"; "torn by conflicting loyalties"; "torn by religious dissensions"
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

See also: divided, injured, tear apart, tear down, tear up

Type of: belt along, 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

Encyclopedia: Torn

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