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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 for "tear":

    tear-gas, tears, rip

How to pronounce tear?

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Karen
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Veena
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How to say tear in sign language?

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How to use tear in a sentence?

  1. Epictetus:

    Tell me where I can escape death: discover for me the country, show me the men to whom I must go, whom death does not visit. Discover to me a charm against death. If I have not one, what do you wish me to do? I cannot escape from death, but shall I die lamenting and trembling? . . . Therefore if I am able to change externals according to my wish, I change them: but if I cannot, I am ready to tear the eyes out of him who hinders me.

  2. Chief Gregory T. Monahan:

    United States Park Police officers and other assisting law enforcement partners did not use tear gas or OC Skat Shells to close the area at Lafayette Park in response to violent protestors.

  3. Jeffrey Anshel:

    The eyes need to be closed for an extended period of time for your tear layers to regenerate and replenish. And loss of tears leads to redness.

  4. Clarence Henderson:

    They have told who they are and their intentions are to tear down the fabric of America, as you said, there is due process, whereas peaceful protest should be always done when things go the wrong way. Clarence Henderson added that America has made.

  5. The White House:

    Since the Speaker has chosen to tear this Nation apart with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi actions and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi rhetoric, the President will not participate in moments where House Speaker Nancy Pelosi so often chooses to drive discord and disunity, and will instead celebrate the rich history and strong ties between the United States and Ireland at The White House on March 12, the relationship between our two countries has never been stronger, and the President looks forward to welcoming the Prime Minister of Ireland for the annual Shamrock Bowl presentation.

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