Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun tear

4 senses of tear

Sense 1
tear, teardrop -- (a drop of the clear salty saline solution secreted by the lacrimal glands; "his story brought tears to her eyes")
       => drop, drib, driblet -- (a small indefinite quantity (especially of a liquid); "he had a drop too much to drink"; "a drop of each sample was analyzed"; "there is not a drop of pity in that man"; "years afterward, they would pay the blood-money, driblet by driblet"--Kipling)

Sense 2
rip, rent, snag, split, tear -- (an opening made forcibly as by pulling apart; "there was a rip in his pants"; "she had snags in her stockings")
       => opening, gap -- (an open or empty space in or between things; "there was a small opening between the trees"; "the explosion made a gap in the wall")

Sense 3
bust, tear, binge, bout -- (an occasion for excessive eating or drinking; "they went on a bust that lasted three days")
       => revel, revelry -- (unrestrained merrymaking)

Sense 4
tear -- (the act of tearing; "he took the manuscript in both hands and gave it a mighty tear")
       => separation -- (the act of dividing or disconnecting)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb tear

5 senses of tear

Sense 1
tear, rupture, snap, bust -- (separate or cause to separate abruptly; "The rope snapped"; "tear the paper")
       => separate, disunite, divide, part -- (force, take, or pull apart; "He separated the fighting children"; "Moses parted the Red Sea")
          Phrasal Verb-> tear up#1; tear apart#1; tear down#1

Sense 2
tear -- (to separate or be separated by force; "planks were in danger of being torn from the crossbars")
       => separate, disunite, divide, part -- (force, take, or pull apart; "He separated the fighting children"; "Moses parted the Red Sea")

Sense 3
tear, shoot, shoot down, charge, buck -- (move quickly and violently; "The car tore down the street"; "He came charging into my office")
       => rush, hotfoot, hasten, hie, speed, race, pelt along, rush along, cannonball along, bucket along, belt along, step on it -- (move fast; "He rushed down the hall to receive his guests"; "The cars raced down the street")

Sense 4
pluck, pull, tear, deplume, deplumate, displume -- (strip of feathers; "pull a chicken"; "pluck the capon")
       => strip -- (remove the surface from; "strip wood")

Sense 5
tear -- (fill with tears or shed tears; "Her eyes were tearing")
       => cry, weep -- (shed tears because of sadness, rage, or pain; "She cried bitterly when she heard the news of his death"; "The girl in the wheelchair wept with frustration when she could not get up the stairs")

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