1. [ verb ] separate or cause to separate abruptly
Synonyms: snap rupture bust

"The rope snapped" "tear the paper"

Related terms: separate rend lacerate shred level pan shred rip snap
2. [ verb ] to separate or be separated by force

: "planks were in danger of being torn from the crossbars."

Related terms: separate cleave
3. [ noun ] a drop of the clear salty saline solution secreted by the lacrimal glands
Synonyms: teardrop

"his story brought tears to her eyes"

Related terms: drop lacrimal_secretion water
4. [ verb ] move quickly and violently
Synonyms: charge shoot shoot_down buck

"The car tore down the street" "He came charging into my office"

Related terms: rush rip shoot_up dart
5. [ noun ] an opening made forcibly as by pulling apart
Synonyms: rent snag split rip

"there was a rip in his pants" "she had snags in her stockings"

Related terms: opening rend
6. [ verb ] strip of feathers
Synonyms: pull deplume deplumate displume pluck

"pull a chicken" "pluck the capon"

Related terms: strip
7. [ verb ] fill with tears or shed tears

"Her eyes were tearing"

Related terms: cry
8. [ noun ] an occasion for excessive eating or drinking
Synonyms: bender binge toot booze-up bout bust

"they went on a bust that lasted three days"

Related terms: revel piss-up gorge
9. [ verb ] move precipitously or violently
Synonyms: rip

"The tornado ripped along the coast"

Related terms: travel
10. [ noun ] the act of tearing

"he took the manuscript in both hands and gave it a mighty tear"

Related terms: separation rent laceration
Similar spelling:   teary