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Another word for tear

  1. A hole made by tearing

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  2. A drop of the clear liquid secreted by the glands of the eyes

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    tear down

  1. To pull down or break up so that reconstruction is impossible

  2. tear down

  3. To make defamatory statements about

Another word for tear

Synonym Study

  • Rend , a somewhat literary term, implies a tearing with violence the tree was rent by a bolt of lightning
  • Rip suggests a forcible tearing, especially along a seam or in a straight line to rip a hem
  • Tear implies a pulling apart by force, so as to lacerate or leave ragged edges to tear paper wrapping