Synonyms of tear in English:

tear1

verb

  • 1 I tore up the letter
    rip up, rip in two, pull to pieces, shred
  • 2 his flesh was torn
    lacerate, cut (open), gash, slash, scratch, hack, pierce, stab; injure, wound
  • 3 the traumas tore her family apart
    divide, split, sever, break up, disunite, rupture
    literary rend, sunder, cleave
    [Antonyms] unite
  • 4 Gina tore the book from his hands
    snatch, grab, seize, rip, wrench, wrest, pull, pluck
    informal yank
  • 5 informal Jack tore down the street
    sprint, race, run, dart, rush, dash, hasten, hurry, bolt, fly, career, charge, shoot, hurtle, careen, speed, whiz, zoom, go like lightning, go like the wind
    informal pelt, scoot, hotfoot it, belt, zip, whip, bomb, hightail it
    [Antonyms] stroll amble
  • noun

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  • 1 a tear in her dress
    rip, hole, split, slash, slit; snag
  • Phrases

    tear down

    they tore down the old barndemolishknock downrazeraze to the groundflattenlevelbulldozedismantledisassemble

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    Synonyms of tear in English:

    tear2

    noun

  • 1 tears in her eyes
    teardrop; drop, droplet
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    lachrymal relating to tears
    lachrymose tending to cry easily or causing tears

    Phrases

    in tears

    he was nearly in tearscryingweepingsobbingwailinghowlingbawlingwhimperingtearfulupset informalweepytearyblubbering

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