|1.||the past participle of tear|
|2.||slang (Brit) that's torn it an unexpected event or circumstance has upset one's plans|
|3.||split or cut|
|4.||divided or undecided, as in preference: he was torn between staying and leaving|
tear 1 (târ)
A rip or rent in a material or structure.
tear 2 (tēr)
A drop of the clear salty liquid that is secreted by the lacrimal gland of the eye to lubricate the surface between the eyeball and eyelid and to wash away irritants.
|tear (tîr) Pronunciation Key
A drop of the clear salty liquid secreted by glands (lacrimal glands) in the eyes. Tears wet the membrane covering the eye and help rid the eye of irritating substances.