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Meaning & Definition of Tear in English

English

Tear

/tɛr/

noun

1. A drop of the clear salty saline solution secreted by the lacrimal glands

  • "His story brought tears to her eyes"
    synonym:
  • tear
  • ,
  • teardrop

2. An opening made forcibly as by pulling apart

  • "There was a rip in his pants"
  • "She had snags in her stockings"
    synonym:
  • rip
  • ,
  • rent
  • ,
  • snag
  • ,
  • split
  • ,
  • tear

3. An occasion for excessive eating or drinking

  • "They went on a bust that lasted three days"
    synonym:
  • bust
  • ,
  • tear
  • ,
  • binge
  • ,
  • bout

4. The act of tearing

  • "He took the manuscript in both hands and gave it a mighty tear"
    synonym:
  • tear

verb

1. Separate or cause to separate abruptly

  • "The rope snapped"
  • "Tear the paper"
    synonym:
  • tear
  • ,
  • rupture
  • ,
  • snap
  • ,
  • bust

2. To separate or be separated by force

  • "Planks were in danger of being torn from the crossbars"
    synonym:
  • tear

3. Move quickly and violently

  • "The car tore down the street"
  • "He came charging into my office"
    synonym:
  • tear
  • ,
  • shoot
  • ,
  • shoot down
  • ,
  • charge
  • ,
  • buck

4. Strip of feathers

  • "Pull a chicken"
  • "Pluck the capon"
    synonym:
  • pluck
  • ,
  • pull
  • ,
  • tear
  • ,
  • deplume
  • ,
  • deplumate
  • ,
  • displume

5. Fill with tears or shed tears

  • "Her eyes were tearing"
    synonym:
  • tear

Examples of using

I'm going to tear down this wall.
Your tears tear my heart!
We cannot tear a single page from our life, but we can throw the book into the fire.