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"ter" is probably misspelled. Trying tear instead Definition of tear

1. tear [ v ] separate or cause to separate abruptly
Examples: "The rope snapped" "tear the paper"

Used in print:

(Jim Berry Pearson, The Maxwell Land Grant....)

A bullet fired by one of the Mexicans hiding in a little chicken house had passed_through his head , tearing a hole two inches square on the outgoing side .

Finding it true that he was not inside , the deputies returned to the first house and tore holes through the side and the roof until they could see a body on the bed covered by a blanket .

(Clayton C. Barbeau, The Ikon....)

Clumps of brush that they passed were so many enchained demons straining in anger to tear and gnaw on his bones .

(David Stacton, The Judges of the Secret Court....)

The figure leapt from the box , almost lost its balance , the flag draped there tore in the air , the figure landed on its left leg , fell on its hands , and pressed itself up .

(Guy Bolton, The Olympians....)

There have been cooing doves , chattering magpies , thieving jackdaws , a proud peacock , a silly goose , and a harpy_eagle - whom I was silly enough to mate with and who is now busy tearing at my vitals '' .

Synonyms tear snap rupture bust Related Terms separate rend lacerate shred level pan shred rip snap

2. tear [ v ] to separate or be separated by force
Examples: : "planks were in danger of being torn from the crossbars."

Used in print:

(The Philadelphia Inquirer,...)

The fire_department here has been torn for months by dissension involving top personnel and the fight between the fire_fighters association and the teamsters union .

(Cliff Farrell, Trail of the Tattered Star....)

A bullet tore the earth from beneath his foot when he was a stride or two from safety .

The iron hinges held , but the planks were in danger of being torn from the crossbars .

Synonyms tear Related Terms separate cleave

3. tear [ n ] a drop of the clear salty saline solution secreted by the lacrimal glands
Examples: "his story brought tears to her eyes"

Used in print:

(Kenneth Allsop, The Bootleggers and Their Era...)

He was also at_the_same_time gaining practical experience as a safe_breaker and highwayman , and learning how to shoot to kill from a Neanderthal convicted murderer named Gene_Geary , later committed to Chester_Asylum as a homicidal maniac , but whose eyes misted with tears when the young Dion sang a ballad about an Irish mother in his clear and syrupy tenor .

(Dolores Hitchens, Footsteps in the Night....)

When he turned into the highway that led to the outskirts of the city and then rose toward home , he had to pull over to the curb and wait for a_few minutes , sucking_in air and squinting and blinking his eyes to clear them of tears .

(Vina Delmar, The Big Family....)

God_knew his tears were his to shed if he so desired , for it had not been with an egotist 's rage for fame that he had held precious his naval career .

And after a while , he dried his tears and walked the deck as a captain should with assurance and dignity .

Synonyms tear teardrop Related Terms drop lacrimal_secretion water

4. tear [ v ] move quickly and violently
Examples: "The car tore down the street" "He came charging into my office"

Used in print:

(Howard Fast, April Morning....)

The gunfire , which was so near that it seemed just a piece up the road now , stopped for long enough to count to twenty ; and in that brief interval , a redcoat officer came tearing down the road , whipping his horse fit to kill .

(Glayds H. Barr, The Master of Geneva....)

Loneliness tore through him like a physical pain whenever he thought_of Peter_Robert , Nerien , Nicholas_Cop , Martin_Bucer , and even the compromising Louis_du_Tillet .

Synonyms charge tear shoot shoot_down buck Related Terms rush rip shoot_up dart

5. tear [ n ] an opening made forcibly as by pulling apart
Examples: "there was a rip in his pants" "she had snags in her stockings"

Synonyms rent tear snag split rip Related Terms opening rend

6. tear [ v ] strip of feathers
Examples: "pull a chicken" "pluck the capon"

Used in print:

(Peter Field, Rattlesnake Ridge....)

You were right '' , Russ exclaimed , tearing the loose bills out of Carmer 's hat .

Synonyms tear pull deplume deplumate displume pluck Related Terms strip

7. tear [ v ] fill with tears or shed tears
Examples: "Her eyes were tearing"

Synonyms tear Related Terms cry

8. tear [ n ] an occasion for excessive eating or drinking
Examples: "they went on a bust that lasted three days"

Synonyms tear bender binge toot booze-up bout bust Related Terms revel piss-up gorge

9. tear [ v ] move precipitously or violently
Examples: "The tornado ripped along the coast"

Synonyms rip tear Related Terms travel

10. tear [ n ] the act of tearing
Examples: "he took the manuscript in both hands and gave it a mighty tear"

Synonyms tear Related Terms separation rent laceration

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