Tear Meaning and Definition


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What is the definition Tear? What is its meaning in the dictionary? How to pronounce? Example sentences, Related sentences, Synonyms, Words ending with Tear, Antonyms, Derivations, Words starting with Tear and more...

Tear meaning

Word: Tear

How to pronounce: teə

Verb

Definitions:

1. Pull or rip (something) apart or to pieces with force.

Example sentences: "I tore up the letter"

2. Move very quickly in a reckless or excited manner.

3. Be in a state of uncertainty between two conflicting options or parties.

Example sentences: "He was torn between his duty and his better instincts"

Noun

Definitions:

1. A hole or split in something caused by it having been pulled apart forcefully.

Example sentences: "There was a tear in her dress"

2. A brief spell of erratic or unrestrained behavior; a binge or spree.

Noun

Definitions:

1. A drop of clear salty liquid secreted from glands in a person's eye when they cry or when the eye is irritated.

Example sentences: "A tear rolled down her cheek"

Intransitive verb

Definitions:

1. (of the eye) produce tears.

Example sentences: "The freezing wind made her eyes tear"


Synonyms:

teargas

break off

tear up

snap

pull

pull away

pull out

pluck

wrest

yank

tear down

break

rip

scuttle

split

rent

wring

rupture

burst

blow

race

blast

bust

charge

dash

lacerations

laceration

vomit

puke

lacerate

tear asunder

throw up

pick

uproot

root out

rip apart

run

hurtle

rush

fly

pry

slit

slash


Antonyms:

start

begin


Derivations:

tearing

teary

tearless

tearful

teardrop

tearfully


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Tear in Other Languages...

Spanish: Desgarrar

German: Reißen

French: Larme

Italian: Lacrima

Turkish: Yırtmak


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