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verb as in tear, cut; wound


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Creator Meredith Scardino freely borrows executive producer Tina Fey’s breakneck comic pacing and lacerating feminist critiques, especially when it comes to the damage wrought on women in the spotlight.

He broke his leg as a sophomore, lacerated a kidney as a junior, turned pro anyway — and had to wait to celebrate.

“Rails” and “lacerate,” two other words swiftly elected for pillory, were classic Tejpal, overblown, mannered, theatrical.

Women shall not lacerate their faces, nor indulge in immoderate wailing for the dead.

These spurs do not lacerate the horse, as their points are blunt.

Zoe trotted away with her head up, carrying the kitten very carefully lest her teeth should lacerate its tender skin.

She was like a wounded animal that longs to strike, to tear with its claws, to lacerate and leave bleeding.

Human souls were never made to do penance, to lacerate and torment themselves in worship or duty.

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On this page you'll find 62 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to lacerate, such as: mangle, claw, gash, harm, hurt, and injure.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.