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1. down

adverb. ['ˈdaʊn'] spatially or metaphorically from a higher to a lower level or position.

Synonyms

  • downward
  • downwardly

Antonyms

  • upwards
  • upwardly
  • up

Etymology

  • doun (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • dun (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • dune (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • dún (Old Norse)

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Words that Rhyme with Tear Down

  • abbottstown
  • abbotstown
  • run-down
  • mcquown
  • facedown
  • downtown
  • uptown
  • renown
  • mcgown
  • mccown
  • mccoun
  • frown
  • drown
  • crowne
  • crown
  • clown
  • browne
  • brown
  • towne
  • town
  • shoun
  • noun
  • lown
  • gown
  • downe
  • around

Example sentences of the word tear-down


1. Noun Phrase
Your only choice may be to tear down the dwelling and erect a new one.

2. 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))

3. 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))

4. down

adjective. ['ˈdaʊn'] being or moving lower in position or less in some value.

Synonyms

  • set
  • downbound
  • thrown
  • descending
  • behind
  • downfield
  • downward
  • weak
  • low
  • fallen

Antonyms

  • high
  • up
  • night school
  • disqualify

Etymology

  • doun (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • dun (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • dune (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • dún (Old Norse)

5. 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))

6. down

verb. ['ˈdaʊn'] drink down entirely.

Synonyms

  • toss off
  • belt down
  • drink down
  • bolt down
  • kill
  • imbibe
  • pour down
  • drink

Antonyms

  • imperceptible
  • smart
  • infallible
  • irregular

Etymology

  • doun (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • dun (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • dune (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • dún (Old Norse)

7. 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))

8. 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))

9. 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))

10. down

noun. ['ˈdaʊn'] soft fine feathers.

Synonyms

  • feather
  • plume
  • plumage
  • swan's down
  • plumule
  • goose down
  • down feather

Antonyms

  • depressurise
  • pressurise
  • depressurize
  • desynchronize

Etymology

  • doun (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • dun (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • dune (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • dún (Old Norse)
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