Synonyms of tear


1. tear, teardrop, drop, drib, driblet

usage: a drop of the clear salty saline solution secreted by the lacrimal glands; "his story brought tears to her eyes"

2. rip, rent, snag, split, tear, opening, gap

usage: an opening made forcibly as by pulling apart; "there was a rip in his pants"; "she had snags in her stockings"

3. bust, tear, binge, bout, revel, revelry

usage: an occasion for excessive eating or drinking; "they went on a bust that lasted three days"

4. tear, separation

usage: the act of tearing; "he took the manuscript in both hands and gave it a mighty tear"


1. tear, rupture, snap, bust, separate, disunite, divide, part

usage: separate or cause to separate abruptly; "The rope snapped"; "tear the paper"

2. tear, separate, disunite, divide, part

usage: to separate or be separated by force; "planks were in danger of being torn from the crossbars"

3. tear, shoot, shoot down, charge, buck, rush, hotfoot, hasten, hie, speed, race, pelt along, rush along, cannonball along, bucket along, belt along, step on it

usage: move quickly and violently; "The car tore down the street"; "He came charging into my office"

4. pluck, pull, tear, deplume, deplumate, displume, strip

usage: strip of feathers; "pull a chicken"; "pluck the capon"

5. tear, cry, weep

usage: fill with tears or shed tears; "Her eyes were tearing"

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Definition and meaning of tear (Dictionary)