a drop of the clear salty saline solution secreted by the lacrimal glands; his story brought tears to her eyes
[ Syn: teardrop ]
an opening made forcibly as by pulling apart; there was a rip in his pants; she had snags in her stockings
an occasion for excessive eating or drinking; they went on a bust that lasted three days
the act of tearing; he took the manuscript in both hands and gave it a mighty tear'
separate or cause to separate abruptly; The rope snapped; tear the paper
to separate or be separated by force; planks were in danger of being torn from the crossbars'
move quickly and violently; The car tore down the street; He came charging into my office
strip of feathers; pull a chicken; pluck the capon
fill with tears or shed tears; Her eyes were tearing'