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tear2

tear2

 
pronunciation:
teIr
parts of speech:
verb, noun
phrases:
tear down
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part of speech: verb
inflections: tears, tearing, tore, torn
definition 1: to pull apart or into pieces.
She tore the old clothes into rags.
synonyms:
rip
similar words:
pull, shred
definition 2: to cause or make by ripping.
He tore a hole in the knee of his pants.
similar words:
rip
definition 3: to disturb.
His life was torn by bad luck.
similar words:
break, disrupt, disturb, fracture, harrow
definition 4: to take away with force.
The child tore the toys away from his little sister.
synonyms:
wrench, wrest, yank
similar words:
grab, jerk, pluck, pull, snatch
definition 5: to move rapidly; rush.
He tore around the house looking for his keys.
synonyms:
dash, race, rush
similar words:
bolt, dart, fly, hurry, zip
phrase: tear down
 
part of speech: noun
definition: the result of tearing; rent.
His shirt has a tear.
synonyms:
rip
similar words:
cut, gap, hole, split
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