tear

tear
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(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. rip, rend, lacerate, tatter, shred; split, burst, break, part, separate, remove, raze, wrench; give; snatch, race; speed, dash, fly. —n. break, rent, split; wound; crack, fissure, gap; ( pl.) teardrops, weeping, crying, lamentation; slang, spree, binge, toot, bender, jag. See disjunction, part, velocity, intemperance.
- tear down
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(Roget's IV) n.
Syn. teardrop, droplet, moisture, discharge, eyewash*; see also drop 1 .
n.
Syn. rent, rip, hole, slit, laceration, split, break, gash, rupture, fissure, crack, cut, breach, damage, imperfection.
Ant. repair*, patch, renovation.
v.
Syn. rend, rip, reave, split, lacerate, shred, pull apart, tear up; see also cut 1 , 2 , rend .
Syn.- tear implies a pulling apart by force, so as to lacerate or leave ragged edges [ to tear paper wrapping ] ; rip suggests a forcible tearing, especially along a seam or in a straight line [ to rip a hem ] ; rend , a somewhat literary term, implies a tearing with violence [ the tree was rent by a bolt of lightning ]
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(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
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n.
1. torn place rip, opening, split, slash, slit.
2. hurry scramble. see rush
3. Sl. spree*bender, *binge, carousal, *drunk, party, revelry. see tears
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v.
1. rip cut, slash, slit, open, split, shred, fray, tatter, rend, rive, run, come apart at the seams, lacerate, mutilate.
2. rush fly, bolt, run, dart, hurry, speed, shoot, hustle, *zip, *zoom, *go like lightning, *go like the wind.
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(Roget's Thesaurus II) I noun 1. A hole made by tearing: rent2, rip, run. See HELP. 2. Slang. A drinking bout: binge, brannigan, carousal, carouse, drunk, spree. Slang: bat2, bender, booze, jag. See DRUGS, RESTRAINT. II verb To fill with tears: water. See DRY.
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(Roget's Thesaurus II) verb 1. To separate or pull apart by force: rend, rip, rive, run, split. See ASSEMBLE, HELP. 2. To remove from a fixed position: extract, pluck, pull. See PUT IN. 3. To move swiftly: bolt, bucket, bustle, dart, dash, festinate, flash, fleet, flit, fly, haste, hasten, hurry, hustle, pelt2, race, rocket, run, rush, sail, scoot, scour2, shoot, speed, sprint, trot, whirl, whisk, whiz, wing, zip, zoom. Informal: hotfoot, rip. Slang: barrel, highball. Chiefly British: nip1. Idioms: get a move on, get cracking, go like lightning, go like the wind, hotfoot it, make haste, make time, make tracks, run like the wind, shake a leg, step (or jump) on it. See MOVE.
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(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun 1. A drop of the clear liquid secreted by the glands of the eyes: teardrop. See DRY. 2. A fit of crying. Used in plural: bawling, blubbering, cry, sobbing, wailing, weeping. See SOUNDS.

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  • 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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,… …   English World dictionary

  • 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; …   English syllables

  • 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 …   English terms dictionary

  • 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.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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… …   Wikipedia

  • 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… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 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… …   New thesaurus

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

  • 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] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

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