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Overview of noun tear

The noun tear has 4 senses? (first 2 from tagged texts)
1. (6) tear, teardrop

(a drop of the clear salty saline solution secreted by the lacrimal glands; "his story brought tears to her eyes")

2. (1) rip, rent, snag, split, tear

(an opening made forcibly as by pulling apart; "there was a rip in his pants"; "she had snags in her stockings")

3. bust, tear, binge, bout

(an occasion for excessive eating or drinking; "they went on a bust that lasted three days")

4. tear

(the act of tearing; "he took the manuscript in both hands and gave it a mighty tear")


Overview of adj torn

The adj torn has 2 senses? (first 2 from tagged texts)
1. (5) lacerate, lacerated, mangled, torn

(having edges that are jagged from injury)

2. (2) torn

(disrupted by the pull of contrary forces; "torn between love and hate"; "torn by conflicting loyalties"; "torn by religious dissensions")

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