Definitions for tear

Definitions for (noun) tear

Main entry: tear

Definition: the act of tearing

Usage: he took the manuscript in both hands and gave it a mighty tear

Main entry: binge, tear, bust, bout

Definition: an occasion for excessive eating or drinking

Usage: they went on a bust that lasted three days

Main entry: tear, teardrop

Definition: a drop of the clear salty saline solution secreted by the lacrimal glands

Usage: his story brought tears to her eyes

Main entry: rip, rent, split, snag, tear

Definition: an opening made forcibly as by pulling apart

Usage: there was a rip in his pants; she had snags in her stockings

Definitions for (verb) tear

Main entry: tear

Definition: fill with tears or shed tears

Usage: Her eyes were tearing

Main entry: tear, deplumate, deplume, displume, pull, pluck

Definition: strip of feathers

Usage: pull a chicken; pluck the capon

Main entry: tear

Definition: to separate or be separated by force

Usage: planks were in danger of being torn from the crossbars

Main entry: tear, rupture, snap, bust

Definition: separate or cause to separate abruptly

Usage: The rope snapped; tear the paper

Main entry: tear, shoot, shoot down, buck, charge

Definition: move quickly and violently

Usage: The car tore down the street; He came charging into my office

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