What does tearing mean?

Definitions for tearing
tear·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. lacrimation, lachrymation, tearing, wateringadjective

    shedding tears

  2. fierce, tearing, vehement, violent, trigger-happyadjective

    marked by extreme intensity of emotions or convictions; inclined to react violently; fervid

    "fierce loyalty"; "in a tearing rage"; "vehement dislike"; "violent passions"

Wiktionary

  1. tearingnoun

    The act by which something is torn; a laceration.

  2. tearingnoun

    Distortion of an animated display when the contents of the framebuffer are rendered while it contains portions of two or more frames.

  3. tearingnoun

    continuous shedding of tears; epiphora

  4. tearingadjective

    very hasty

    a tearing hurry

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tearing

    of Tear

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  1. Tearing

    Tearing is the act of breaking apart a material by force, without the aid of a cutting tool. A tear in a piece of paper, fabric, or some other similar object may be the result of the intentional effort with one's bare hands, or be accidental. Unlike a cut, which is generally on a straight or patterned line controlled by a tool such as scissors, a tear is generally uneven and, for the most part, unplanned. An exception is a tear along a perforated line, as found on a roll of toilet paper or paper towels, which has been previously partially cut, so the effort of tearing will probably produce a straight line. Materials vary in their susceptibility to tearing. Some materials may be quite resistant to tearing when they are in their full form, but when a small cut or tear is made, the material becomes compromised, and the effort needed to continue tearing along that line becomes less. Materials can be characterized by standard methods to measure their 'tear strength'. There are several applicable standards which vary around the world. The variables which affect the tear strength can be summarized neatly by the quote: "The value of tear strength obtained depends on the shape of the test piece, speed of stretching and temperature of test."

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  1. Angrite

  2. Tangier

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of tearing in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of tearing in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of tearing in a Sentence

  1. Vice President Pence:

    President Donald Trump and I will always support the right of Americans to peaceful protest, but rioting and looting is not peaceful protest, tearing down statues is not free speech. Those who do so will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law, last week, Joe Biden didn't say one word about the violence and chaos engulfing cities across this country. Let me be clear, the violence must stop, whether in Minneapolis, Portland, or Kenosha.

  2. Nancy Pelosi:

    On the very first day that the Democratic Majority held the gavel, the House of Representatives voted to intervene against Republicans' monstrous health care lawsuit to defend people with pre-existing conditions and the health care of all Americans, while The Trump administration on Monday broadens The Trump administration on Monday monstrous ambitions from destroying protections for pre-existing conditions to tearing down every last benefit and protection The Affordable Care Act provides, Democrats are fiercely defending the law of the land and protecting all Americans' health care.

  3. Lauren Book:

    We are tearing that building down.

  4. John Tavares:

    As we got back from L.A., I just felt like my heart was in two places: where I'm from, and a place where I've been for a long time that helped become the man that I am today, my gut was just tearing apart; my heart was tearing apart trying to figure out what I wanted to do. It was quite the process.

  5. Chris Van Hollen:

    She was tearing up and she asked for tissues before she went in [to greet her husband] and she needed them.

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