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