Meaning of tearing in English:


Pronunciation /ˈtɛːrɪŋ/


  • Violent; extreme.

    ‘he did seem to be in a tearing hurry’
    • ‘the tearing wind’
    • ‘The original plans, necessarily produced in a tearing hurry, had to be modified.’
    • ‘I'm in a tearing hurry because I'm frantically looking up stuff on DDB, and their clients, their credo, that sort of thing.’
    • ‘On days like today, sipping peppermint tea, watching from a cafe window as everyone else seems to be in such in a tearing hurry, Kelly himself would probably agree with that.’
    • ‘City builders are realising this is a great option to embark on especially at a time when every enterprise is in a tearing hurry to kickstart its business.’
    • ‘And nobody seems to be in a tearing hurry to introduce it in the first phase, East-West Corridor, itself.’
    • ‘Don't visit this venue if you are in a tearing hurry.’
    • ‘You go through the same tedious procedure and a voice in a tearing hurry might, with luck, give you a new number before you are cut off again.’
    • ‘Speaking of which, thanks to leaving in a tearing hurry at 8: 25, I am not among the photos.’
    • ‘They are behaving as if they are in a tearing hurry to recapture power.’
    • ‘Gardens take time, and these ones had obviously been built in a tearing hurry, with little money and far too much optimism.’
    • ‘Apparently in a tearing hurry, he squeezed between a bullock cart and my car.’
    • ‘It seems that he is in a tearing hurry to take sole credit for the successes that Indian hockey achieved in the recent past.’
    • ‘He's got some other stuff on the go but, career-wise, isn't in a tearing hurry.’
    • ‘The French Open is certainly not for anyone in a tearing hurry.’
    • ‘Larwood in a tearing hurry to reach his hundred, jumped out to hit P.K. Lee over long-on.’
    • ‘At least here he had some protection from the wind, the relentless, tearing wind that whipped him so viciously whenever the opportunity arose.’
    • ‘The tearing wind flattened her skirts against her legs as she ran across the deserted courtyard.’
    • ‘She now had both arms crossed in front of her face to shield her eyes from the tearing winds.’
    • ‘The coffee is my breakfast because most mornings I run out the house in a tearing hurry.’
    removal, taking out, drawing out, pulling out, extrication, wrenching out, tearing out, uprooting, withdrawal, unsheathing