1 a drop of the clear salty saline solution secreted by the lacrimal glands; "his story brought tears to her eyes" [syn: teardrop]
2 an opening made forcibly as by pulling apart; "there was a rip in his pants"; "she had snags in her stockings" [syn: rip, rent, snag, split]
3 an occasion for excessive eating or drinking; "they went on a bust that lasted three days" [syn: bust, binge, bout]
4 the act of tearing; "he took the manuscript in both hands and gave it a mighty tear"
1 separate or cause to separate abruptly; "The rope snapped"; "tear the paper" [syn: rupture, snap, bust]
2 to separate or be separated by force; "planks were in danger of being torn from the crossbars"
3 move quickly and violently; "The car tore down the street"; "He came charging into my office" [syn: shoot, shoot down, charge, buck]
4 strip of feathers; "pull a chicken"; "pluck the capon" [syn: pluck, pull, deplume, deplumate, displume]
5 fill with tears or shed tears; "Her eyes were tearing" [also: torn, tore]tore n : commonly the lowest molding at the base of a column [syn: torus]tore See tear
- (RP): tô, /tɔː/, /tO:
- (US): tôr, /toʊr/, /tɔːr/, /tO:r
- (rip, rend, speed).
- The past tense of the tear, meaning "produce liquid from the eyes", is teared.
- torus (three dimensional shape)
tore in Italian: Tore