Found 2 items, similar to tore.
English → English
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”
; “she had snags in her stockings”
3: an occasion for excessive eating or drinking; “they went on
a bust that lasted three days”
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”
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”
, shoot down
4: strip of feathers; “pull a chicken”
; “pluck the capon”
5: fill with tears or shed tears; “Her eyes were tearing”
n : commonly the lowest molding at the base of a column [syn: torus
English → English
(t[^a]r), v. t. [imp. Tore
) (t[^a]r); p. p. Torn
(t[=o]rn); p. pr. & vb. n.
.] [OE. teren, AS. teran; akin to OS. farterian to
destroy, D. teren to consume, G. zerren to pull, to tear,
zehren to consume, Icel. t[ae]ra, Goth. gata['i]ran to
destroy, Lith. dirti to flay, Russ. drate to pull, to tear,
Gr. de`rein to flay, Skr. dar to burst. [root]63. Cf. Darn
1. To separate by violence; to pull apart by force; to rend;
to lacerate; as, to tear cloth; to tear a garment; to tear
the skin or flesh.
Tear him to pieces; he's a conspirator. --Shak.
2. Hence, to divide by violent measures; to disrupt; to rend;
as, a party or government torn by factions.
3. To rend away; to force away; to remove by force; to
sunder; as, a child torn from its home.
The hand of fate
Hath torn thee from me. --Addison.
4. To pull with violence; as, to tear the hair.
5. To move violently; to agitate. “Once I loved torn ocean's
To tear a cat
, to rant violently; to rave; -- especially
applied to theatrical ranting. [Obs.] --Shak.
To tear down
, to demolish violently; to pull or pluck down.
To tear off
, to pull off by violence; to strip.
To tear out
, to pull or draw out by violence; as, to tear
out the eyes.
To tear up
, to rip up; to remove from a fixed state by
violence; as, to tear up a floor; to tear up the
foundation of government or order.
imp. of Tear
, n. [Probably from the root of tear; cf. W. t['o]r a
break, cut, t['o]ri to break, cut.]
The dead grass that remains on mowing land in winter and
spring. [Prov. Eng.] --Mortimer.
, n. [See Torus
1. (Arch.) Same as Torus
2. (Geom.) same as torus