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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,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]
Verb: tear[2] (teared,tearing,tears)  teer
  1. Fill with tears or shed tears
    "Her eyes were tear[2]ing"

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Derived forms: tearings

See also: intense, shoot up

Type of: activity, barrel [informal], belt [informal], belt along [informal], bodily function, bodily process, body process, bucket [informal], bucket along [informal], cry, disunite, divide, hasten, hie [archaic], hotfoot, hurry, part, pelt [informal], pelt along [informal], race, rocket [informal], rush, rush along, separate, speed, step on it [informal], strip, travel rapidly, weep, whizz [informal], whizz along [informal], wing [informal], zip [informal], zoom, zoom along

Encyclopedia: Tearing

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