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What is another word for tearing?

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Present participle for to rip or pull something into pieces with force
“Grabbing the notes from the bed, she began to tear them into small pieces.”
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Present participle for to split or pull something apart with force
“Take this scroll. If he is unwilling to submit, then tear the scroll apart and let him see what true strength truly is.”
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Present participle for to wear away or cause damage through applied friction
“Narrow, loosely stitched seams pull out easily or may tear with wear or washing.”
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Present participle for to cut or lacerate with something sharp
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“Sharp and pointed canines of tigers help them tear the flesh of their prey.”
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Present participle for to make a hole or split in something by snagging it on something else
“Be careful not to tear the plastic or break the aluminum strip.”
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Present participle for to grab or remove by pulling forcefully
“She was clutching a parcel very tightly as if she was afraid the wind would tear it out of her hands.”
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Present participle for to injure a muscle or other organic tissue, typically with a sudden and extreme movement
“I don't want the horse to tear his ligaments because the shoe is on so tight.”
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Present participle for to move very quickly in a reckless or excited manner
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“I'm grateful that vehicles can no longer tear along at high speeds with the new speed bumps.”
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(torn) Present participle for to cause distress or anxiety to
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“A strange emptiness begins to tear away at him from inside, consuming his body piece by piece.”
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Present participle for to puncture or pierce with a sharp, pointed object
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Present participle for to remove or take out, especially by effort or force
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Present participle for to destroy or severely damage (something)
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Present participle for to rush about violently
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Present participle for to cut or slice something off
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Present participle for to seize or shake by the throat, especially of a dog or wolf
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Present participle for bite at or nibble something persistently
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Present participle for to raise, move, or pull out or apart, typically with an instrument
Noun
A deep cut or tear in skin or flesh
Noun
Competition
Noun
An instance where something splits
Adjective
Speeding
Adjective
Bursting
Adjective
Causing great physical or mental pain
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