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1. tear

verb. ['ˈtɛr, ˈtɪr'] separate or cause to separate abruptly.

Synonyms

  • snap
  • rive
  • rip up
  • rip
  • rupture
  • part
  • pull
  • shred
  • bust
  • disunite
  • lacerate
  • tear up
  • rend
  • separate

Antonyms

  • connect
  • attach
  • stay
  • unite

Etymology

  • teren (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • teran (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Rhymes with Tear

  • conventioneer
  • bioengineer
  • reengineer
  • pamphleteer
  • electioneer
  • charpentier
  • volunteer
  • rensselaer
  • profiteer
  • mutineer
  • marketeer
  • lagardere
  • insincere
  • imagineer
  • gondolier
  • financiere
  • financier
  • crochetiere
  • commandeer
  • chandelier
  • brigadier
  • brigadeer
  • bombardier
  • belvedere
  • bandolier
  • wagoneer
  • summiteer
  • st_cyr
  • souvenir
  • racketeer

Sentences with tear


1. Verb, base form
Prolapse may cause the anal opening to tear.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Begin at one end of the tear and take one stitch through the material.

3. Adjective
Some schnauzers are prone to tearing, causing tear stains under the eyes.

Quotes about tear


1. Love is understood, in a historical way, as one of the great human vocations - but its counterspell has always been infidelity. This terrible, terrible betrayal that can tear apart not only another person, not only oneself, but whole families.
- Junot Diaz

2. Memories warm you up from the inside. But they also tear you apart.
- Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore

3. You should hurry up and acquire the cigar habit. It's one of the major happinesses. And so much more lasting than love, so much less costly in emotional wear and tear.
- Aldous Huxley

2. tear

verb. ['ˈtɛr, ˈtɪr'] to separate or be separated by force.

Synonyms

  • rive
  • split
  • part
  • disunite
  • cleave
  • separate

Antonyms

  • pay cash
  • undershoot
  • absorb
  • unweave

Etymology

  • teren (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • teran (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

3. tear

noun. ['ˈtɛr, ˈtɪr'] a drop of the clear salty saline solution secreted by the lacrimal glands.

Synonyms

  • teardrop
  • lacrimal secretion
  • H2O
  • drib
  • drop
  • water
  • driblet

Antonyms

  • reserved
  • tasteful
  • dullness
  • disappear

Etymology

  • teren (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • teran (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

4. tear

verb. ['ˈtɛr, ˈtɪr'] move quickly and violently.

Synonyms

  • hotfoot
  • hasten
  • bucket along
  • speed
  • dash
  • buck
  • scud
  • pelt along
  • cannonball along
  • shoot down
  • rip
  • belt along
  • rush
  • scoot
  • flash
  • race
  • step on it
  • dart
  • charge
  • shoot
  • hie

Antonyms

  • multiply
  • agreement
  • inelasticity
  • open

Etymology

  • teren (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • teran (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

5. tear

noun. ['ˈtɛr, ˈtɪr'] an opening made forcibly as by pulling apart.

Synonyms

  • split
  • rent
  • snag
  • gap
  • opening

Antonyms

  • uncover
  • absolve
  • calm
  • overcharge

Etymology

  • teren (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • teran (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

6. tear

verb. ['ˈtɛr, ˈtɪr'] strip of feathers.

Synonyms

  • deplume
  • displume
  • pull
  • deplumate
  • strip

Antonyms

  • negative charge
  • positive charge
  • disclaim
  • credit

Etymology

  • teren (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • teran (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

7. tear

noun. ['ˈtɛr, ˈtɪr'] an occasion for excessive eating or drinking.

Synonyms

  • revel
  • bust
  • revelry
  • binge
  • bout

Antonyms

  • decelerate
  • inelegance
  • stand still
  • delay

Etymology

  • teren (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • teran (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

8. tear

verb. ['ˈtɛr, ˈtɪr'] fill with tears or shed tears.

Synonyms

  • weep

Antonyms

  • discharge
  • unburden

Etymology

  • teren (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • teran (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

9. tear

noun. ['ˈtɛr, ˈtɪr'] the act of tearing.

Synonyms

  • split
  • separation
  • laceration
  • rent

Antonyms

  • refrain
  • slow
  • fast
  • deceleration

Etymology

  • teren (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • teran (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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