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noun as in rip, cut

noun as in wild action

verb as in move very fast

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The recent tech stock tear has increased the wealth of Bezos, the richest man in the world, to $205 billion, making him the first person in history to be worth more than $200 billion.

From Fortune

The anti-fray design means you won’t have to deal with all the wear and tear that comes with regular use.

Laugh at “Like Crazy” and don’t be surprised if there’s a tear or two.

Then with my wife almost in tears, he threatened her with jail if she refused to sign.

Tech shares have been on a tear this year as the Covid-19 pandemic drove more people online, lifting the fortunes of the companies’ founders and putting the industry under increased scrutiny.

From Fortune

Sam watches her fall apart, tear herself apart and is desperate.

And then he went on a tear in early 2013, creating one provocation after another, seemingly every day for more than two months.

As Kate was driven away, she appeared to wipe a tear from her eye.

Many of those gathering in the run-up to the grand jury decision wore hockey and tear gas masks to conceal their identity.

In other news, black and white pin-up shots are now officially less valuable than life-size Tiger Beat tear outs.

Louis turned at the exclamation, and looked on the faithful servant; but no tear was in his eye, no sound on his lip.

By what word is the relation between “pendulum” and “a smile and tear” described?

In the tear-stained story of humanity there has never been aught to surpass the thrilling record of Cawnpore.

In a short time you will be able, in the language of Dr. Johnson, “to tear out the heart of any book.”

The horizon, however, was lowering and hazy, and the sun had not force enough to tear the murky veil asunder.


On this page you'll find 221 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to tear, such as: crack, hole, breach, break, damage, and fissure.

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