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Dictionary Definition

tear

Noun

1 a drop of the clear salty saline solution secreted by the lacrimal glands; "his story brought tears to her eyes" [syn: teardrop]
2 an opening made forcibly as by pulling apart; "there was a rip in his pants"; "she had snags in her stockings" [syn: rip, rent, snag, split]
3 an occasion for excessive eating or drinking; "they went on a bust that lasted three days" [syn: bust, binge, bout]
4 the act of tearing; "he took the manuscript in both hands and gave it a mighty tear"

Verb

1 separate or cause to separate abruptly; "The rope snapped"; "tear the paper" [syn: rupture, snap, bust]
2 to separate or be separated by force; "planks were in danger of being torn from the crossbars"
3 move quickly and violently; "The car tore down the street"; "He came charging into my office" [syn: shoot, shoot down, charge, buck]
4 strip of feathers; "pull a chicken"; "pluck the capon" [syn: pluck, pull, deplume, deplumate, displume]
5 fill with tears or shed tears; "Her eyes were tearing" [also: torn, tore]torn adj
1 having edges that are jagged from injury [syn: lacerate, lacerated, mangled]
2 disrupted by the pull of contrary forces; "torn between love and hate"; "torn by conflicting loyalties"; "torn by religious dissensions"torn See tear

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Pronunciation

Verb

torn
  1. (rip, rend, speed).

Usage notes

  • The past participle of the tear, meaning "produce liquid from the eyes", is teared.

Catalan

Etymology

Latin tornus

Noun

torn

Norwegian

Noun

no-noun-c torn
  1. A thorn (1)

Old English

Etymology

From West Germanic. Cognate with Old Saxon torn (Dutch toorn), Old High German zorn (German Zorn).

Pronunciation

/torn/

Noun

torn (plural same)

Swedish

Pronunciation

Noun

torn n
  1. tower
  2. In the context of "chess|lang=sv": rook

Extensive Definition

Torn may refer to:
torn in Korean: Torn

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

affected, aggravated, agonized, alienated, broken, burned, burst, busted, checked, chipped, cleft, cloven, cracked, crazed, cut, damaged, deteriorated, devoured by, disaffected, disunited, divided, dowdy, down-at-heel, down-at-the-heels, embittered, estranged, exacerbated, frayed, frazzled, full of holes, harmed, holey, hurt, imbued with, impaired, imperfect, impressed, impressed with, in bits, in pieces, in rags, in shards, in shreds, in tatters, injured, irreconcilable, irritated, lacerate, lacerated, mangled, moved, mutilated, obsessed, obsessed by, patchy, penetrated with, quartered, racked, ragged, raggedy, ratty, rent, riven, ruptured, scalded, scorched, scruffy, seedy, seized with, separated, severed, shabby, shattered, shoddy, shredded, slashed, slit, smashed, splintered, split, sprung, stricken, tacky, tattered, tatty, the worse for, tortured, touched, weakened, worse, worse off, worsened, wracked
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