n 1: a drop of the clear salty saline solution secreted by the
lacrimal glands; "his story brought tears to her eyes"
2: an opening made forcibly as by pulling apart; "there was a
rip in his pants" [syn: rip
3: an occasion for excessive eating or drinking; "they went on
a bust that lasted three days" [syn: bust
4: the act of tearing; "he took the manuscript in both hands
and gave it a mighty tear"
v 1: separate or cause to separate abruptly; "The rope snapped";
"tear the paper" [syn: rupture
2: to separate or be separated by force: "planks were in danger
of being torn from the crossbars."
3: move quickly and violently; "The car tore down the street";
"He came charging into my office" [syn: shoot
4: strip of feathers; "pull a chicken"; "pluck the capon" [syn:
5: move precipitously or violently; "The tornado ripped along
the coast" [syn: rip
6: fill with tears or shed tears; "Her eyes were tearing"