tear
noun.
a drop of the clear salty saline solution secreted by the lacrimal glands
his story brought tears to her eyes
Synonym: teardrop
noun.
an opening made forcibly as by pulling apart
there was a rip in his pants|she had snags in her stockings
Synonym: split, snag, rip, rent
noun.
an occasion for excessive eating or drinking
they went on a bust that lasted three days
Synonym: binge, bout, bust
noun.
the act of tearing
he took the manuscript in both hands and gave it a mighty tear
verb.
separate or cause to separate abruptly
The rope snapped|tear the paper
Synonym: bust, rupture, snap
verb.
to separate or be separated by force
planks were in danger of being torn from the crossbars
verb.
move quickly and violently
The car tore down the street|He came charging into my office
verb.
strip of feathers
pull a chicken|pluck the capon
verb.
fill with tears or shed tears
Her eyes were tearing