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Noun
The act of shedding tears, typically from being emotional
“She was very near to tears.”
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Exhausting work or labor
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Any fluid contained in or excreted or secreted by the body
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A colorless, transparent and odorless liquid
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Substance released
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Plural for a hole or split in something caused by it having been pulled apart forcefully
“Her swollen forearm told its own story, as did the tear in her jeans and the bruise he could see forming on her shin.”
Noun
Plural for a hole or slit in something caused by it having been cut with an implement
“The knife skims across my shirt, slicing a tear through it.”
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Plural for 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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Plural for a bout of revelry, especially involving heavy alcohol consumption
“That Kelly, when he goes on a tear, he don't wait for the bars to open.”
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Plural for a protracted state of agitation, fury, or zeal
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“When he goes on a tear, he really lays into anyone who disagrees with his personal opinions.”
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Plural for an injury to a muscle or other organic tissue
“As a result of the collision, Mr. Bryce suffered a tear to his medial collateral ligament in his left knee.”
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Plural for a very small drop
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Plural for the state of being irascible
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Plural for a physical deformity that spoils the appearance or completeness of something
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Plural for amusement, entertainment, occasionally to excess
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Plural for a pipe or hole through which water or gas may escape
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Plural for a short period of intense activity of a specified kind
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Plural for a period or instance of engaging in joyful activities
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Plural for a sudden panicked rush of a number of horses, cattle, or other animals
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Plural for relating to vice or immorality
Verb
Cry noisily, making loud, convulsive gasps
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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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To split or pull something apart with force
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“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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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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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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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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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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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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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) 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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To rush about violently
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To force or break apart
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To strike or hit repeatedly
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To undress
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Bite at or nibble something persistently
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To raise, move, or pull out or apart, typically with an instrument
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Remove or take out, especially by effort or force
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Feel or express violent uncontrollable anger
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To cause damage to
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