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Inglés americano: /tɛr/
Inglés británico: /tɛː/

transitive verb past tense tore past participle torn

  • 1 (pull apart)
    I tore my shirt climbing the fence
    me hice un desgarrón en or me rompí la camisa subiendo la valla
    she was wearing a torn T-shirt
    llevaba una camiseta toda rota
    he's torn my book
    me ha roto el libro
    to tear a muscle
    desgarrarse un músculo
    I tore the cloth in half
    rasgué la tela por la mitad
    to tear a hole in something
    hacer un agujero en algo
    he had torn a hole in his jacket
    se había hecho un agujero or (Spain also) un roto en la chaqueta
    I tore open the letter
    abrí la carta
    abrí or rasgué el sobre
    to tear something/somebody to pieces or bits or shreds
    hacer algo/a alguien pedazos or trizas or [colloquial] polvo
    hacer algo pedazos
    he was torn to pieces by a lion
    un león lo descuartizó or lo despedazó
    that's torn it! (British) [colloquial] [dated]
    ¡se ha ido todo al traste or al garete! [colloquial]
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • His body was torn apart and pieces of mangled flesh were sent in all directions.
    • It's only a matter of time before the spell's protection will fade and her human body be torn apart by the force of gravity, so Orphen has to act quickly.
    • Shane started to scribble on a piece of tissue, when Max grabbed it and tore it into pieces.
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • The quake was so massive, the ground cracked, houses split, roads were torn.
    • The edges of the hole snagged and tore his robes, scratching him all over.
    • Her black hair got tangled in overhanging vines and brambles tugged at her clothes, tearing them in small rips and holes, and sometimes managing to scratch her across the face.
  • 2 (divide) (usually passive) a nation torn by civil war
    una nación dividida or desgarrada por la guerra civil
    he was torn between his sense of duty and his love for her
    se debatía entre el sentido del deber y su amor por ella
    I'm really torn; I don't know what to do
    estoy en un dilema y no sé qué hacer
  • 3 (remove forcibly)to tear something from something
    arrancar algo de algo
    they tore the bag from my hand
    me arrancaron la bolsa de las manos
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • As he tore off the pull tab, brown foam gushed out over his hand and down the front of his work togs.
    • Each night, when Em said good night, she tore off a page so Margaret could keep track of the date.
    • His face was dark and angry, and in one motion, he tore off his vest, and pulled me around, letting me see.

intransitive verb past tense tore past participle torn

  • 1 1.1 (become torn)
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • Avoid plastic because of discomfort and their tendency to tear quickly, thus decreasing their usefulness.
    • It began to tear slowly but not quickly enough as we collapsed onto the wood and rolled across the splintered planks.
    1.2 (in childbirth)
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • My left quad muscles were completely torn, including the ligaments.
    • With enough force, the coracoclavicular ligaments also will be torn, and the deltotrapezial fascia injured or detached.
    • He accidentally put his right hand through a glass door, tearing tendons and ligaments and putting him out of the sport for eight months, just as his talent was starting to bloom.
    1.3 (detach) tear along the dotted line
    arrancar or rasgar por la línea de puntos
  • 2 2.1 (rush) (+ adverb complement) to tear along
    ir a toda velocidad
    we tore after the thief
    nos lanzamos tras el ladrón
    salimos corriendo tras el ladrón
    she came tearing down the stairs she went tearing (off) down the road
    salió como un bólido por la carretera [colloquial]
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • Gravel sprayed behind him as he tore along the drive, aiming for the great iron gates ahead.
    • After applying a little lipstick in front of the mirror quickly, I tore down the hallway, Angelina at my heals.
    • Through the billowing spray their sails can be seen far out in the deep swell, tearing along at improbable speed and leaping high over the waves.
    also: tearing present participle
    he was in a tearing hurry
    iba con muchísima prisa or (Latin America also) apuradísimo

Verbos con partícula

tear apart

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object
they tore the place apart looking for the money
lo destrozaron todo buscando el dinero
the country is being torn apart by civil war
la guerra civil está desgarrando or destrozando el país
the critics tore apart his last novel
los críticos se ensañaron con su última novela
it tears me apart to see you like this
me desgarra verte así

tear at

verb + preposition + object
1 (scratch)
(tear) rasgar
2 (pull)
tirar de
jalar de (Latin America excluding Southern Cone)

tear away

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object
you can't tear him away from his computer
no hay manera de arrancarlo or sacarlo de delante de la computadora
it was so interesting, I couldn't tear myself away
era tan interesante que me quedé ahí pegado mirando ( or escuchando etc. ) [colloquial]
can you tear yourself away from the TV for one minute?
¿puedes hacer un gran esfuerzo y dejar de mirar televisión un momento?

tear down

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object
tirar abajo

tear into

verb + preposition + object
1 (attack physically)
emprenderla a golpes con
arremeter contra
hundirse en
the wolves tore into their prey
los lobos se lanzaron sobre su presa
3 (attack verbally)
arremeter contra

tear off

1verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object 1.1
he tore his jacket off
se quitó la chaqueta de un tirón
2verb + adverbthe lower part of the form tears off
la parte inferior del formulario se puede arrancar

tear out

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object
arrancar (de cuajo)
he tore his hair out in handfuls
se arrancaba mechones de pelo
I was practically tearing my hair out
estaba desesperado
estaba que me subía por las paredes

tear up

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object
2 (pull up)
3 (break up)
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Inglés americano: /tɪr/
Inglés británico: /tɪə/


  • to burst into tears
    echarse or ponerse a llorar
    to end in tears
    acabar mal
    to wipe away one's tears
    enjugarse las lágrimas [literary]
    to wipe away somebody's tears
    secarle las lágrimas a alguien
    enjugarle las lágrimas a alguien [literary]
    his eyes filled with tears to shed or cry tears of joy
    derramar lágrimas de alegría
    llorar de alegría
    to be in tears
    estar llorando
    I found her in tears over the exam results
    me la encontré llorando por el resultado del examen
    I was moved to tears
    lloré de la emoción
    I was moved to tears by the film
    la película me hizo llorar
    it brought tears to my eyes
    hizo que se me saltaran las lágrimas
    me hizo llorar
    I laughed till the tears ran down my face
    lloré de risa
    I was bored to tears
    me aburrí como una ostra [colloquial]
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • I snort, not knowing whether to burst into tears or roll on the ground, howling with laughter.
    • I watched as several of my colleagues panicked or burst into tears.
    • And for the first year or two, you burst into tears at times when you run into a reminder of it, and then the Lord kind of heals you.
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