HyperDic: tear

English > 9 senses of the word tear:
VERBcontacttear, rupture, snap, bustseparate or cause to separate abruptly
contacttearto separate or be separated by force
motiontear, shoot, shoot down, charge, buckmove quickly and violently
contacttear, pluck, pull, deplume, deplumate, displumestrip of feathers
bodytearfill with tears or shed tears
NOUNbodytear, teardropa drop of the clear salty saline solution secreted by the lacrimal glands
objecttear, rip, rent, snag, splitan opening made forcibly as by pulling apart
acttear, bust, binge, boutan occasion for excessive eating or drinking
acttearthe act of tearing / tearing
tear > pronunciation
Soundsteh'r; tih'r
Rhymesaffair ... wheelchair: 116 rhymes with ehr...
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English > tear: 9 senses > noun 1, body
MeaningA drop of the clear salty saline solution secreted by the lacrimal glands.
Example"his story brought tears to her eyes"
Synonymteardrop
Part oflacrimal secretion, lachrymal secretionsaline fluid secreted by lacrimal glands
Broaderdrop, drib, dribletA small indefinite quantity (especially of a liquid / liquid)
Substanceswater, H2Obinary compound that occurs at room temperature as a clear colorless odorless tasteless liquid / liquid
Spanishlágrima
Catalanllàgrima
Adjectiveslacrimal, lachrymalof or relating to tears
lacrimatory, lachrymatoryrelating to or prompting tears
Verbstearfill with tears or shed tears
English > tear: 9 senses > noun 2, object
MeaningAn opening made forcibly as by pulling apart.
Synonymsrip, rent, snag, split
Broaderopening, gapAn open or empty space in or between things
Spanishdesgarrón, rasgadura, rasgón
Catalanesquinç, estrip
Verbstearseparate or cause to separate abruptly
tearto separate or be separated by force
English > tear: 9 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningAn occasion for excessive eating or drinking.
Synonymsbust, binge, bout
Narrowerpiss-upVulgar expression for a bout of heavy drinking
Broaderrevel, revelryunrestrained / unrestrained merrymaking
Spanishborrachera, castaña, cuchipanda, curda, francachela, melopea, parranda, tranca, turca
Catalanborratxera, marrinxa, tabola, trompa
English > tear: 9 senses > noun 4, act
MeaningThe act of tearing / tearing.
Example"he took the manuscript in both hands and gave it a mighty tear"
NarrowerlacerationThe act of lacerating
rent, rip, splitThe act of rending or ripping or splitting something
BroaderseparationThe act of dividing or disconnecting
Spanishdesgarrón, rasgón
Catalanesquinç, estrip
Verbstearseparate or cause to separate abruptly
tearto separate or be separated by force
English > tear: 9 senses > verb 1, contact
Meaningseparate or cause to separate abruptly.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s something; Something ----s something
ModelThey tear the sheets
Example "tear the paper"
Synonymsrupture, snap, bust
Narrowerlaceratecut or tear irregularly
rend, rip, rive, pulltear or be torn violently
shred, tear up, rip uptear into shreds
Broaderseparate, disunite, divide, partForce, take, or pull apart
See alsotear apartexpress a totally negative opinion of
tear downtear down so as to make flat with the ground
tear uptear into shreds
Spanishescindir, partir, quebrarse, rasgarse, rasgar
Catalanescindir, esquinçar-se, esquinçar, estripar-se, estripar, partir, trencar-se
Nounstearthe act of tearing / tearing
tearan opening made forcibly as by pulling apart
English > tear: 9 senses > verb 2, contact
MeaningTo separate or be separated by force.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Narrowercleave, split, riveseparate or cut with a tool, such as a sharp instrument
Broaderseparate, disunite, divide, partForce, take, or pull apart
Nounstearthe act of tearing / tearing
tearan opening made forcibly as by pulling apart
English > tear: 9 senses > verb 3, motion
MeaningMove quickly and violently.
PatternSomething is ----ing PP; Somebody ----s PP
Synonymsshoot, shoot down, charge, buck
NarrowerripMove precipitously or violently
Broaderrush, hotfoot, hasten, hie, speed, race, pelt along, rush along, cannonball along, bucket along, belt along, step on itMove fast
Similar todart, dash, scoot, scud, flash, shootRun or move very quickly or hastily
Spanisharrancar, arremeter, cargar, despedir, disparar, sacudirse
English > tear: 9 senses > verb 4, contact
MeaningStrip of feathers.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymspluck, pull, deplume, deplumate, displume
BroaderstripRemove the surface from
Spanishdesplumar, pelar
Catalanpelar, plomar
English > tear: 9 senses > verb 5, body
MeaningFill with tears or shed tears.
PatternSomething ----s
Example"Her eyes were tearing"
Broadercry, weepshed tears because of sadness, rage, or pain
Spanishllenarse de lágrimas
Catalanplorar
Nounsteara drop of the clear salty saline solution secreted by the lacrimal glands
tearingshedding tears

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