1. A drop of the clear salty saline solution secreted by the lacrimal glands (synset 105412667)
    "his story brought tears to her eyes"
  2. An opening made forcibly as by pulling apart (synset 109433806)
    "there was a rip in his pants"; "she had snags in her stockings"
  3. An occasion for excessive eating or drinking (synset 100511734)
    "they went on a bust that lasted three days"
  4. The act of tearing (synset 100391894)
    "he took the manuscript in both hands and gave it a mighty tear"
  1. Separate or cause to separate abruptly (synset 201576346)
    "The rope snapped"; "tear the paper"
  2. To separate or be separated by force (synset 201559128)
    "planks were in danger of being torn from the crossbars"
  3. Move quickly and violently (synset 202059191)
    "The car tore down the street"; "He came charging into my office"
  4. Strip of feathers (synset 201386929)
    "pull a chicken"; "pluck the capon"
  5. Fill with tears or shed tears (synset 200066748)
    "Her eyes were tearing"

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