There are 2 translations of tear in French:


Pronunciation: /teə(r)/

vt (prét tore pp, torn)

  • déchirer [garment, paper] to tear sth out of arracher qch de [book, notepad]

vi (prét tore pp, torn)

  • 1 (rip) se déchirer
  • 2 (rush) to tear out/off sortir/partir en trombe

Phrasal verbs

tear apart

mettre [qch] en pièces [prey]; déchirer [country] 1.1 (separate) séparer 1.2 (criticize) descendre [qn] en flammes

tear off

(carefully) détacher; (violently) arracher

tear open

ouvrir [qch] en le/la déchirant

tear out

détacher [coupon, cheque]; arracher [page]

tear up

déchirer [letter, document]

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There are 2 translations of tear in French:


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