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Verb: tear (tore,torn,tearing,tears)  teh(r)
  1. Separate or cause to separate abruptly
    "tear the paper";
    - rupture, snap, bust [informal]
     
  2. To separate or be separated by force
     
  3. [informal] Move quickly and violently
    "The car tore down the street";
    - shoot, shoot down, charge, buck, bomb [Brit, informal], scream [informal]
     
  4. Remove feathers
    "tear the capon";
    - pluck, pull, deplume, deplumate [rare], displume [rare]
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. The act of tearing
    "he took the manuscript in both hands and gave it a mighty tear"
     
  3. [US, informal] An occasion for excessive eating or drinking
    - bust [informal], binge [informal], bout
Noun: tear[2]  teer
  1. A drop of the clear salty saline solution secreted by the lacrimal glands
    - teardrop
Verb: tear[2] (teared,tearing,tears)  teer
  1. Fill with tears or shed tears
    "Her eyes were tear[2]ing"

Sounds like: tax, tea or tears, tiers

Derived forms: tears, tore, torn, tearing, teared

See also: tear apart [informal], tear down, tear up

Type of: barrel [informal], belt [informal], belt along [informal], bucket [informal], bucket along [informal], cry, disunite, divide, drib, driblet, drop, gap, hasten, hie [archaic], hotfoot, hurry, opening, part, pelt [informal], pelt along [informal], race, revel, revelry, rocket [informal], rush, rush along, separate, separation, speed, step on it [informal], strip, travel rapidly, weep, whizz [informal], whizz along [informal], wing [informal], zip [informal], zoom, zoom along

Part of: lachrymal secretion, lacrimal secretion

Encyclopedia: Tear