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Main Entry: 3tear
Pronunciation: ta()r, te()r
Inflected Form(s): tore /t()r, t()r/; torn /t()rn, t()rn/; tear·ing
Etymology: Old English teran "to pull apart" 1 a: to separate or pull apart by force <tore a page from the pad> b: to injure by or as if by tearing : LACERATE <tear the skin> 2: to divide or throw into disorder by the pull of contrary forces <a mind torn by doubts> 3: to remove by force <children torn from their parents> 4: to cause by force or violent means <tore a hole in the wall> 5: to move or act with violence, haste, or force <tearing down the street> - tear·ernoun