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Meaning of tear

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

  tear
      n 1: a drop of the clear salty saline solution secreted by the
           lacrimal glands; "his story brought tears to her eyes"
           [syn: {tear}, {teardrop}]
      2: an opening made forcibly as by pulling apart; "there was a
         rip in his pants"; "she had snags in her stockings" [syn:
         {rip}, {rent}, {snag}, {split}, {tear}]
      3: an occasion for excessive eating or drinking; "they went on a
         bust that lasted three days" [syn: {bust}, {tear}, {binge},
         {bout}]
      4: the act of tearing; "he took the manuscript in both hands and
         gave it a mighty tear"
      v 1: separate or cause to separate abruptly; "The rope snapped";
           "tear the paper" [syn: {tear}, {rupture}, {snap}, {bust}]
      2: to separate or be separated by force; "planks were in danger
         of being torn from the crossbars"
      3: move quickly and violently; "The car tore down the street";
         "He came charging into my office" [syn: {tear}, {shoot},
         {shoot down}, {charge}, {buck}]
      4: strip of feathers; "pull a chicken"; "pluck the capon" [syn:
         {pluck}, {pull}, {tear}, {deplume}, {deplumate}, {displume}]
      5: fill with tears or shed tears; "Her eyes were tearing"


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