adjective Date: 1581 1. causing continued or repeated pain or distress 2. hasty, violent 3. chiefly British splendid

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  • Tearing — Tear Tear (t[^a]r), v. t. [imp. {Tore} (t[=o]r), ((Obs. {Tare}) (t[^a]r); p. p. {Torn} (t[=o]rn); p. pr. & vb. n. {Tearing}.] [OE. teren, AS. teran; akin to OS. farterian to destroy, D. teren to consume, G. zerren to pull, to tear, zehren to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tearing — tearing1 /tear ing/, adj. shedding tears. [bef. 1000; OE taeherende (not recorded in ME); see TEAR1, ING2] tearing2 tearingly, adv. /tair ing/, adj. violent or hasty: with tearing speed. [1600 10; TEAR2 + ING2] * * * …   Universalium

  • tearing — adj. Tearing is used with these nouns: ↑hurry …   Collocations dictionary

  • tearing — (Roget s IV) n. Syn. ripping, slicing, rending, cutting up, slashing, slitting, breaking, lacerating, severing, bursting, cleaving, parting in two, splitting, tearing down, destroying, knocking apart, sundering …   English dictionary for students

  • tearing — [ tɛ:rɪŋ] adjective violent; extreme: a tearing hurry …   English new terms dictionary

  • tearing — /ˈtɛərɪŋ/ (say tairring) adjective extreme; violent: he s in a tearing hurry. {tear2 + ing2} …   Australian English dictionary

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