Tear

  • 1 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 consume, Icel …

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  • 2 tear — tear1 [ter] vt. tore, torn, tearing [ME teren < OE teran, to rend, akin to Ger zehren, to destroy, consume < IE base * der , to skin, split > DRAB1, DERMA1] 1. to pull apart or separate into pieces by force; rip or rend (cloth, paper,… …

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  • 3 tear — tear; tear·able; tear·age; tear·er; tear·ful; tear·i·ly; tear·less; tear·able·ness; tear·ful·ly; tear·ful·ness; tear·less·ly; tear·less·ness; …

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  • 4 tear — Ⅰ. tear [1] ► VERB (past tore; past part. torn) 1) rip a hole or split in. 2) (usu. tear up) pull or rip apart or to pieces. 3) damage (a muscle or ligament) by overstretching it. 4) (usu …

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  • 5 Tear — (t[=e]r), n. [AS. te[ a]r; akin to G. z[ a]rhe, OHG. zahar, OFries. & Icel. t[=a]r, Sw. t[*a]r, Dan. taare, Goth. tagr, OIr. d[=e]r, W. dagr, OW. dacr, L. lacrima, lacruma, for older dacruma, Gr. da kry, da kryon, da kryma. [root]59. Cf.… …

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  • 6 Tear — may refer to:*Tears, eye secretion *Tearing, breaking apart fibers by force *Robert Tear (born 1939), Welsh singerElements in fiction: *Tear, character Tear Grants in video game Tales of the Abyss *Tear (Wheel of Time), nation in series of… …

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  • 7 tear — vb Tear, rip, rend, split, cleave, rive can all mean to separate forcibly one part of a continuous material or substance from another, or one object from another with which it is closely and firmly associated. Tear implies pulling apart or away… …

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  • 8 tear — [n1] rip, cut breach, break, crack, damage, fissure, gash, hole, imperfection, laceration, mutilation, rent, run, rupture, scratch, split, tatter; concept 513 Ant. perfection tear / tears [n2] droplets from eyes, often caused by emotion… …

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  • 9 Tear It Up — Исполнитель Queen Альбом The Works Дата выпуска 27 февраля 1984 Дата записи …

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  • 10 Tear — Tear, n. The act of tearing, or the state of being torn; a rent; a fissure. Macaulay. [1913 Webster] {Wear and tear}. See under {Wear}, n. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 11 tear|y — «TIHR ee», adjective, tear|i|er, tear|i|est. 1. = tearful. (Cf. ↑tearful) 2. = salty. (Cf. ↑salty) …

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  • 12 Tear — Tear, v. i. 1. To divide or separate on being pulled; to be rent; as, this cloth tears easily. [1913 Webster] 2. To move and act with turbulent violence; to rush with violence; hence, to rage; to rave. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 13 tear at — (something) to cause you to feel emotional. There are scenes in this movie that tear at my heart because they are just like scenes from my life …

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  • 14 tear a — ● tear …

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  • 15 tear — index divide (separate), lancinate, mutilate, race, rend, separate, sever, split …

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  • 16 tear up — index disorganize Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 17 tear up — tear something up into small pieces The child tore up the new telephone book …

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  • 18 tear — s. m. 1. Máquina para tecer. 2. Aparelho em que o encadernador cose os livros. 3. Conjunto das rodas de um relógio …

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  • 19 tear-up — «TAIR UHP», noun. an uprooting …

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  • 20 tear|er — «TAIR uhr», noun. 1. U.S. Informal. any violent person or thing, especially a storm. 2. = tearaway. (Cf. ↑tearaway) 3. anyone who tears …

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