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tear2

tear2

pronunciation:
teIr
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
phrases:
tear down, tear up
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: tears, tearing, tore, torn
definition 1: to pull apart or into pieces.
She tore the old clothes into rags.
synonyms:
rend, rip, rive, sunder
similar words:
pull, sever, shred
definition 2: to damage or make a hole in by ripping.
The child tore her dress.
synonyms:
rip, split
similar words:
snag
definition 3: to cause or create by ripping.
He tore a hole in the knee of his pants.
similar words:
rip
definition 4: to lacerate.
He tore his leg in the accident.
synonyms:
cut, gash, lacerate
similar words:
injure, mangle, wound
definition 5: to disrupt; disturb.
a life torn by misfortune
synonyms:
ravage, rend
similar words:
break, disrupt, disturb, fracture, harrow
definition 6: to snatch or wrench away forcefully.
The child tore the toys away from his little sister.
synonyms:
wrench, wrest, yank
similar words:
grab, jerk, pluck, pull, snatch
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to become pulled apart or ripped into pieces.
synonyms:
rip
similar words:
bust, divide, shred, split
definition 2: to move rapidly; rush.
He tore around the house looking for his keys.
synonyms:
dash, race, rush
similar words:
bolt, chase, clip, dart, fling, fly, hurry, zip
definition 3: to cause or make a rip in something.
similar words:
rend, shred
definition 4: to try to rip or remove (usu. fol. by at).
The crowd was tearing at his clothes.
synonyms:
clutch
similar words:
grab, seize
phrase: tear down
phrase: tear up
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of tearing.
synonyms:
rending, rip
similar words:
cut
definition 2: the result of such an act; rent.
synonyms:
rent, rip
similar words:
cut, gap, hole, snag, split
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