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Synonyms for tear
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. tear, teardrop(noun)

    a drop of the clear salty saline solution secreted by the lacrimal glands

    "his story brought tears to her eyes"

    Synonyms:
    snag, rent, split, bust, teardrop, bout, binge, rip

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

    an opening made forcibly as by pulling apart

    "there was a rip in his pants"; "she had snags in her stockings"

    Synonyms:
    rent, economic rent, rakehell, snag, crosscurrent, roue, bust, rip, hitch, binge, split up, teardrop, tide rip, riptide, stock split, blood, rake, hang-up, split, countercurrent, schism, profligate, bout, rub

  3. bust, tear, binge, bout(noun)

    an occasion for excessive eating or drinking

    "they went on a bust that lasted three days"

    Synonyms:
    flop, rip, snag, round, bout, split, teardrop, orgy, bust, binge, fizzle, female chest, rent, splurge, turn

  4. tear(verb)

    the act of tearing

    "he took the manuscript in both hands and gave it a mighty tear"

    Synonyms:
    snag, rent, split, bust, teardrop, bout, binge, rip

  5. tear, rupture, snap, bust(verb)

    separate or cause to separate abruptly

    "The rope snapped"; "tear the paper"

    Synonyms:
    wear out, buck, snatch up, click, fall apart, shoot, burst, flick, deplume, break down, crack, displume, pluck, photograph, break, shoot down, lose it, raid, pull, wear, charge, bust, snap, snatch, deplumate, snarl, rupture

  6. tear(verb)

    to separate or be separated by force

    "planks were in danger of being torn from the crossbars"

    Synonyms:
    charge, deplumate, deplume, shoot down, bust, pull, displume, snap, buck, rupture, shoot, pluck

  7. tear, shoot, shoot down, charge, buck(verb)

    move quickly and violently

    "The car tore down the street"; "He came charging into my office"

    Synonyms:
    hitch, land, jerk, shoot, flash, scoot, bear down, scud, sprout, hit, consign, excite, commove, commit, blame, film, snap, down, appoint, take, point, pullulate, agitate, load, bill, deplumate, bourgeon, defeat, rouse, buck, saddle, pull, fool away, fritter, kill, lodge, dissipate, dart, frivol away, file, bust, burgeon forth, accuse, level, institutionalize, turn on, pluck, fritter away, charge, inject, vote down, deplume, germinate, shoot down, institutionalise, fool, burden, photograph, charge up, blast, dash, send, go against, spud, rupture, pip, vote out, displume

  8. pluck, pull, tear, deplume, deplumate, displume(verb)

    strip of feathers

    "pull a chicken"; "pluck the capon"

    Synonyms:
    roll, shoot, hook, pull in, attract, cull, overstretch, perpetrate, commit, rob, pick, snap, deplumate, rive, surcharge, soak, overcharge, pull off, buck, draw out, pull, get out, take out, gazump, hustle, root for, bust, plunk, plume, pluck, charge, deplume, pull up, pick off, shoot down, pull out, force, draw, rend, tweak, draw in, extract, rip, displume, rupture, fleece

  9. tear(verb)

    fill with tears or shed tears

    "Her eyes were tearing"

    Synonyms:
    charge, deplumate, deplume, shoot down, bust, pull, displume, snap, buck, rupture, shoot, pluck

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. tear

    Rend and tear are applied to the separating of textile substances into parts by force violently applied (rend also to frangible substances), tear being the milder, rend the stronger word. Rive is a wood-workers' word for parting wood in the way of the grain without a clean cut. To lacerate is to tear roughly the flesh or animal tissue, as by the teeth of a wild beast; a lacerated wound is distinguished from a wound made by a clean cut or incision. Mangle is a stronger word than lacerate; lacerate is more superficial, mangle more complete. To burst or rupture is to tear or rend by force from within, burst denoting the greater violence; as, to burst a gun; to rupture a blood-vessel; a steam-boiler may be ruptured when its substance is made to divide by internal pressure without explosion. To rip, as usually applied to garments or other articles made by sewing or stitching, is to divide along the line of a seam by cutting or breaking the stitches; the other senses bear some resemblance or analogy to this; as, to rip open a wound. Compare BREAK.

    Synonyms:
    break, burst, cleave, lacerate, mangle, rend, rip, rive, rupture, sever, slit, sunder

    Antonyms:
    heal, join, mend, reunite, secure, sew, solder, stitch, unite, weld

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. tear

    Synonyms:
    rend, lacerate, shatter, sever, sunder

    Antonyms:
    mend, unite

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. tear(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    rend, sever, sunder, pull asunder, pull in pieces, pull apart

  2. tear(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    lacerate, laniate, lancinate, claw, mangle

  3. tear(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    snatch away, force away

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. tear(n)

    Synonyms:
    rent, fissure, rip

  2. tear(v)

    Synonyms:
    rend, rip, lacerate, dilacerate, sunder, dismember, fume, rage, rave, rant, storm

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    tear-gas, tears, rip

How to pronounce tear?

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Veena
Indian

How to say tear in sign language?

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How to use tear in a sentence?

  1. Josephine Mayanja-Nkangi:

    A large crowd had gathered ... but police were determined to stop Mbabazi from addressing them, so they again fired tear gas and live bullets.

  2. Bob Corker:

    You can express yourself without trying to tear down an alliance that's been important to the security of Americans.

  3. Donald Trump:

    We as a nation must find a way to move forward without consigning those who Donald Trump has threatened to the shadows. Their fear is entirely rational, because Donald Trump has talked openly about doing terrible things to them, every news piece that breathlessly obsesses over inauguration preparations compounds their fear by normalizing a man who has threatened to tear families apart, who has bragged about sexually assaulting women and who has directed crowds of thousands to intimidate reporters and assault Hispanic Americans.

  4. Fabian De Jesus:

    I had planned on getting her a new machine for graduation, but I believe that current college kids put an enormous stress on laptops these days, i have seen more wear and tear on laptops of college students than laptops of constant travelers in my office.

  5. Editor Gilbert Bailon:

    It’s a very personal story. Some staff faced tear gas directly; some were deeply involved in efforts to get the community to heal.


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