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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Tear v. t. [imp. Tore ((Obs. Tare) p. p. Torn p. pr. & vb. n. Tearing.]
 1. To separate by violence; to pull apart by force; to rend; to lacerate; as, to tear cloth; to tear a garment; to tear the skin or flesh.
    Tear him to pieces; he's a conspirator.   --Shak.
 2. Hence, to divide by violent measures; to disrupt; to rend; as, a party or government torn by factions.
 3. To rend away; to force away; to remove by force; to sunder; as, a child torn from its home.
 The hand of fate
 Hath torn thee from me.   --Addison.
 4. To pull with violence; as, to tear the hair.
 5. To move violently; to agitate. “Once I loved torn ocean's roar.”
 To tear a cat, to rant violently; to rave; -- especially applied to theatrical ranting. [Obs.] --Shak.
 To tear down, to demolish violently; to pull or pluck down.
 To tear off, to pull off by violence; to strip.
 To tear out, to pull or draw out by violence; as, to tear out the eyes.
 To tear up, to rip up; to remove from a fixed state by violence; as, to tear up a floor; to tear up the foundation of government or order.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Torn p. p. of Tear.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a drop of the clear salty saline solution secreted by the
           lacrimal glands; "his story brought tears to her eyes"
           [syn: 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]
      3: an occasion for excessive eating or drinking; "they went on
         a bust that lasted three days" [syn: bust, 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: 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: shoot, shoot
         down, charge, buck]
      4: strip of feathers; "pull a chicken"; "pluck the capon" [syn:
          pluck, pull, deplume, deplumate, displume]
      5: fill with tears or shed tears; "Her eyes were tearing"
      [also: torn, tore]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: having edges that are jagged from injury [syn: lacerate, lacerated,
      2: disrupted by the pull of contrary forces; "torn between love
         and hate"; "torn by conflicting loyalties"; "torn by
         religious dissensions"

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      See tear