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“… and wear and tear really have to be …”

meanings of tear


  1. To become torn, especially accidentally.
  2. To produce tears.
  3. To injure as if by pulling apart.
  4. To destroy or reduce abstract unity or coherence, such as social, political or emotional.
  5. To remove by tearing.
  6. To make (an opening) with force or energy.
  7. To move or act with great speed, energy, or violence.
  8. To smash or enter something with great force.
  9. To rend (a solid material) by holding or restraining in two places and pulling apart, whether intentionally or not; to destroy or separate.
  10. To demolish.


  1. Something in the form of a transparent drop of fluid matter; also, a solid, transparent, tear-shaped drop, as of some balsams or resins.
  2. A rampage.
  3. A partially vitrified bit of clay in glass.
  4. That which causes or accompanies tears; a lament; a dirge.
  5. A hole or break caused by tearing.
  6. A drop of clear, salty liquid produced from the eyes by crying or irritation.

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