|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.
tore (up) definition
and torn (up); tore down