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torn

[tawrn, tohrn] /tɔrn, toʊrn/
verb
1.
past participle of tear2 .
Related forms
untorn, adjective
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torn

/tɔːn/
verb
1.
the past participle of tear1 (sense 2)
2.
(Brit, slang) that's torn it, an unexpected event or circumstance has upset one's plans
adjective
3.
split or cut
4.
divided or undecided, as in preference he was torn between staying and leaving
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Word Origin and History for untorn
torn
p.p. of tear, from O.E. getoren, p.p. of teran (see tear (v.)).
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