|1.||[ verb ] separate or cause to separate abruptly|
|Synonyms:||snap rupture bust|
"The rope snapped" "tear the paper"
|Related terms:||separate rend lacerate shred level pan shred rip snap|
|2.||[ verb ] to separate or be separated by force|
: "planks were in danger of being torn from the crossbars."
|Related terms:||separate cleave|
|3.||[ noun ] a drop of the clear salty saline solution secreted by the lacrimal glands|
"his story brought tears to her eyes"
|Related terms:||drop lacrimal_secretion water|
|4.||[ verb ] move quickly and violently|
|Synonyms:||charge shoot shoot_down buck|
"The car tore down the street" "He came charging into my office"
|Related terms:||rush rip shoot_up dart|
|5.||[ noun ] an opening made forcibly as by pulling apart|
|Synonyms:||rent snag split rip|
"there was a rip in his pants" "she had snags in her stockings"
|Related terms:||opening rend|
|6.||[ verb ] strip of feathers|
|Synonyms:||pull deplume deplumate displume pluck|
"pull a chicken" "pluck the capon"
|7.||[ verb ] fill with tears or shed tears|
"Her eyes were tearing"
|8.||[ noun ] an occasion for excessive eating or drinking|
|Synonyms:||bender binge toot booze-up bout bust|
"they went on a bust that lasted three days"
|Related terms:||revel piss-up gorge|
|9.||[ verb ] move precipitously or violently|
"The tornado ripped along the coast"
|10.||[ noun ] the act of tearing|
"he took the manuscript in both hands and gave it a mighty tear"
|Related terms:||separation rent laceration|