To rend (a solid material) by holding or restraining in two places and pulling apart, whether intentionally or not; to destroy or separate. (verb)
To injure as if by pulling apart. (verb)
To cause to lose some kind of unity or coherence. (verb)
To make (an opening) with force or energy. (verb)
To remove by tearing. (verb)
To demolish (verb)
To become torn, especially accidentally. (verb)
To move or act with great speed, energy, or violence. (verb)
To smash or enter something with great force. (verb)
A hole or break caused by tearing. (noun)
A drop of clear, salty liquid produced from the eyes by crying or irritation. (noun)
To produce tears. (verb)
Examples of word tear
"He had a name in the village for brutally misusing the ass; yet it is certain that he shed a tear, _and the tear_ made a clean mark down one cheek."
_tear_, the water of the eye, have the same letters, but may be distinguished thus, _tear, dare; tear, peer_.
When deployed, a chemical in the device heats up to several hundred degrees, vaporizing a solvent that carries the dry chemical into the air the term "tear gas" is a misnomer-it is actually a fine acid powder aerosol, not a gas.
Emotional tears resolve ambiguity and add meaning to the neuromuscular instrument of facial expression, what we term the tear effect.
They refurbished what they described as a tear-down, making the downstairs business headquarters for Barbara's Catering by Culinaire and moving in upstairs to call the expansive second floor home. who acknowledged there's "overwhelming sentiment" to saving the Dome.