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Noun
A hole or split in something caused by it having been pulled apart forcefully
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“A jagged tear split his shirt up one side, the faded red fabric parting to reveal the grimy ladder of his ribs.”
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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.”
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Wild action
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The quality of being tetchy, or irritable
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Cry
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A small round particle of substance
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The result of spraining a joint
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Amusement, entertainment, occasionally to excess
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A pipe or hole through which water or gas may escape
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A short period of intense activity of a specified kind
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A state of wildly excited activity or emotion
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A time or instance of carefree fun
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A sudden panicked rush of a number of horses, cattle, or other animals
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Relating to vice or immorality
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Move very quickly in a reckless or excited manner
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“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.”
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Be in a state of uncertainty between two conflicting options or parties
“Marguerite was torn between a fit of laughter, or bursting into tears.”
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Cut, rip an object
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“Canine teeth are for tearing flesh.”
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To pull (something) apart or to pieces with force
“Grabbing the notes from the bed, she began to tear them into small pieces.”
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To make a hole or split in (something) by pulling it or piercing it with a sharp implement
“Be careful not to tear the plastic or break the aluminum strip.”
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To forcibly break into parts, especially into halves or along the grain
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Remove by pulling forcefully
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To rush about violently
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To break, split, or burst open
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To set or force apart
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To strike repeatedly
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Bite at or nibble something persistently
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To use up all the physical energy of
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To remove clothing from
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To cause concern or anxiety
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Remove or take out, especially by effort or force
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To damage or diminish by continued friction
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