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Synonyms for tear
tɪərtear

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English Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  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 Antonyms2.0 / 1 vote

  1. tear

    Synonyms:
    rend, lacerate, shatter, sever, sunder

    Antonyms:
    mend, unite

Princeton's WordNet2.0 / 1 vote

  1. tear, teardropnoun

    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, tearnoun

    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, boutnoun

    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. tearverb

    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, bustverb

    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. tearverb

    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, buckverb

    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, displumeverb

    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. tearverb

    fill with tears or shed tears

    "Her eyes were tearing"

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

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Dictionary of English Synonymes1.0 / 1 vote

  1. tearverb

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

  2. tearverb

    Synonyms:
    lacerate, laniate, lancinate, claw, mangle

  3. tearverb

    Synonyms:
    snatch away, force away

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. tearnoun

    Synonyms:
    rent, fissure, rip

  2. tearverb

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "tear":

    tear-gas, tears, rip

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How to use tear in a sentence?

  1. Nayab Haider:

    When police tried to stop them, they stoned police and beat officials with batons. In retaliation, police baton-charged them followed by tear gas firing.

  2. Jared Huffman:

    I think the Republicans should just tear off the Band-Aid now, house Democrats are not going to let this go. But I bet Republicans want to get past this, too.

  3. Robin Smith:

    Failing to take care of ourselves actually compromises and hinders our effective caretaking of others, our nervous systems encounter more wear and tear. We get stressed out more easily.

  4. Buddy Baker:

    Do not shed a tear, give a smile when you say my name. I'm not saying goodbye. Just talk to you later.

  5. RAS CARDO REGGAE:

    babylon often use betrayals to tear us apart and to turn us into enemies. So many today are not aware of this trap to keeping us enslaved.


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