Meaning of tear

Definition of tear

(noun) a drop of the clear salty saline solution secreted by the lacrimal glands; "his story brought tears to her eyes"
an opening made forcibly as by pulling apart; "there was a rip in his pants"; "she had snags in her stockings"
an occasion for excessive eating or drinking; "they went on a bust that lasted three days"
the act of tearing; "he took the manuscript in both hands and gave it a mighty tear"
(verb) separate or cause to separate abruptly; "The rope snapped"; "tear the paper"
to separate or be separated by force; "planks were in danger of being torn from the crossbars"
move quickly and violently; "The car tore down the street"; "He came charging into my office"
strip of feathers; "pull a chicken"; "pluck the capon"
fill with tears or shed tears; "Her eyes were tearing"

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