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Noun
A hole or split in something caused by it having been pulled apart forcefully
“A jagged tear split his shirt up one side, the faded red fabric parting to reveal the grimy ladder of his ribs.”
Noun
A drop of clear salty liquid secreted from glands in a person's eye when they cry or when the eye is irritated
“A tear rolled down her cheek.”
Noun
Wild action
Verb
Move very quickly in a reckless or excited manner
“Yes, it's a slightly bumpy ride on my trusty bike, but I'm grateful that some vehicle drivers can no longer tear along at high speeds.”
Verb
Be in a state of uncertainty between two conflicting options or parties
“Marguerite was torn between a fit of laughter, or bursting into tears.”
Verb
Cut, rip an object
“Canine teeth are for tearing flesh.”
Verb
“Grabbing the notes from the bed, she began to tear them into small pieces.”
Verb
“Be careful not to tear the plastic or break the aluminum strip.”
Verb
Verb
Remove by pulling forcefully
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