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Adjective
Cut or ripped open or into pieces
“They are busy trying to piece together the torn parts of the paper that contain an account of the airship smugglers.”
Adjective
Divided or undecided, as in preference
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“I know the administration was very torn on this subject.”
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(of clothes) Has been worn or used many times over a long period of time
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Having faults or errors
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Split, divided, or partially divided into two
Verb
Past 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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Past 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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Past 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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Past participle for to cut or lacerate with something sharp
“Sharp and pointed canines of tigers help them tear the flesh of their prey.”
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Past 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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Past 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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Past 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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Past 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) Past 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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Past participle for to puncture or pierce with a sharp, pointed object
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Past participle for to remove or take out, especially by effort or force
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Past participle for to destroy or severely damage (something)
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Past participle for to rush about violently
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Past participle for to cut or slice something off
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Past participle for to seize or shake by the throat, especially of a dog or wolf
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Past participle for bite at or nibble something persistently
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Past participle for to raise, move, or pull out or apart, typically with an instrument
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