Synonyms of tear in English

: tear1tear2

tear1


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verb

1‘I tore up the letter’

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rip up, rip in two, pull apart, pull to pieces, shred

2‘her tights were torn by the rough concrete’

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rip, ladder, snag

3‘his flesh was torn’

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lacerate, cut, cut open, cut to pieces, cut to ribbons, gash, slash, scratch, claw, mangle, mutilate, hack, pierce, stab
injure, wound

4‘the traumas have torn her family apart’

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divide, split, split down the middle, sever, break apart, disunite, rupture
literary rend, rip asunder, cleave
rare sunder, rive, dissever
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unite, unify

5‘Gina tore the book from his hands’

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snatch, grab, seize, rip, wrench, wrest, pull, pluck
informal yank

6‘I was torn by guilt’

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torment, torture, rack, harrow, wring, lacerate
literary rend

7‘Jack tore down the street’

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sprint, race, run, dart, rush, dash, hasten, hurry, scurry, scuttle, scamper, hare, bolt, bound, fly, gallop, career, charge, pound, shoot, hurtle, speed, streak, flash, whizz, zoom, sweep, go like lightning, go hell for leather, go like the wind
informal pelt, scoot, hotfoot it, leg it, belt, zip, whip, go like a bat out of hell, step on it, get a move on, get cracking, put on some speed, stir one's stumps
British informal go like the clappers, bomb, bucket
Scottish informal wheech
North American informal boogie, hightail it, barrel, get the lead out
informal, dated cut along
archaic post, hie
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stroll, amble


noun

1‘there was a tear in her dress’

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rip, hole, split, rent, cut, slash, slit
ladder, run, snag

Synonyms of tear in English

: tear1tear2

tear2


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noun

1‘tears ran down her cheeks’

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teardrop

Phrases

    tear into someone

    ‘their tyrannical father tore into all of his sons’


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    informal


    British informal


    tear something down

    ‘they tore down the old barn’


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    build, erect

    tear someone off a strip

    ‘we are more at ease tearing our partner off a strip than telling them how much we value them’


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    British informal


    informal


    British informal


    North American informal


    British vulgar slang


    in tears

    ‘he was so hurt by her attitude he was nearly in tears’


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    Scottish


    informal