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Synonyms for tear

Synonyms for (noun) tear

Synonyms: tear Definition: the act of tearing Usage: he took the manuscript in both hands and gave it a mighty tear

Similar words: separation Definition: the act of dividing or disconnecting

Synonyms: binge, tear, bust, bout Definition: an occasion for excessive eating or drinking Usage: they went on a bust that lasted three days

Similar words: revel, revelry Definition: unrestrained merrymaking

Synonyms: tear, teardrop Definition: a drop of the clear salty saline solution secreted by the lacrimal glands Usage: his story brought tears to her eyes

Similar words: drib, driblet, drop Definition: a small indefinite quantity (especially of a liquid) Usage: he had a drop too much to drink; a drop of each sample was analyzed; there is not a drop of pity in that man; years afterward, they would pay the blood-money, driblet by driblet--Kipling

Synonyms: rip, rent, split, snag, tear Definition: an opening made forcibly as by pulling apart Usage: there was a rip in his pants; she had snags in her stockings

Similar words: opening, gap Definition: an open or empty space in or between things Usage: there was a small opening between the trees; the explosion made a gap in the wall

Synonyms for (verb) tear

Synonyms: tear Definition: fill with tears or shed tears Usage: Her eyes were tearing

Similar words: cry, weep Definition: shed tears because of sadness, rage, or pain Usage: She cried bitterly when she heard the news of his death; The girl in the wheelchair wept with frustration when she could not get up the stairs

Synonyms: tear, deplumate, deplume, displume, pull, pluck Definition: strip of feathers Usage: pull a chicken; pluck the capon

Similar words: strip Definition: remove the surface from Usage: strip wood

Synonyms: tear Definition: to separate or be separated by force Usage: planks were in danger of being torn from the crossbars

Similar words: disunite, divide, part, separate Definition: force, take, or pull apart Usage: He separated the fighting children; Moses parted the Red Sea

Synonyms: tear, rupture, snap, bust Definition: separate or cause to separate abruptly Usage: The rope snapped; tear the paper

Similar words: disunite, divide, part, separate Definition: force, take, or pull apart Usage: He separated the fighting children; Moses parted the Red Sea

Synonyms: tear, shoot, shoot down, buck, charge Definition: move quickly and violently Usage: The car tore down the street; He came charging into my office

Similar words: hasten, hotfoot, hie, cannonball along, bucket along, pelt along, belt along, step on it, race, speed, rush, rush along Definition: move fast Usage: He rushed down the hall to receive his guests; The cars raced down the street