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tear up

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. shred, tear up, rip upverb

    tear into shreds


  1. tear upverb

    To tear into pieces.

  2. tear upverb

    To damage.

  3. tear upverb

    To succeed dramatically in (an area of endeavor) or against.

  4. tear upverb

    To shed tears.

  5. tear upverb

    To wrench out of the ground.

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  1. uprate

  2. uptear

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of tear up in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of tear up in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of tear up in a Sentence

  1. Melanie Salazar:

    When we walked past the curtains onto the stage, I was overcome with emotion and started to tear up because I didn't know that we would actually get to share that moment together.

  2. Bennie Thompson:

    You know, I cast votes based on what the issues are at that time. But again, I didn't tear up the place because I cast a vote.

  3. Jeb Bush:

    One thing I won't do is just say as a candidate: 'I'm just going to tear up the agreement on the first day.' That sounds great, but maybe you ought to check in with your allies first.

  4. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell:

    The speaker of The House says that Senate Republicans refuses to accept this acquittal, whatever that means. Perhaps Senate Republicans will tear up the verdict like Senate Republicans tore up the State of the Union address. So I would ask my distinguished colleagues across the aisle, is this really, really where you want to go ?

  5. Geoff Emerick:

    It seems as though it was only like eight weeks ago but when I've been hearing some of these songs performed I sort of tear up a bit because ... it brings back a lot of memories of the past, we never dreamt in a million years that these songs would carry on forever.

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