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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
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"
Noun: tear[2]  teer
  1. A drop of the clear salty saline solution secreted by the lacrimal glands
    - teardrop
Verb: tear[2]  teer
  1. Fill with tears or shed tears
    "Her eyes were tear[2]ing"

Sounds like: tax, tea or tears, tiers

Derived forms: tearing, tears, torn, tore

See also: tear apart, tear down, tear up

Type of: belt along, bucket along, cannonball along, cry, disunite, divide, drib, driblet, drop, 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, weep, zip

Part of: lachrymal secretion, lacrimal secretion

Encyclopedia: Tear