What does tearing mean?

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tear·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. lacrimation, lachrymation, tearing, watering(adj)

    shedding tears

  2. fierce, tearing, vehement, violent, trigger-happy(adj)

    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. tearing(Noun)

    The act by which something is torn; a laceration.

  2. tearing(Noun)

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

  3. tearing(Noun)

    continuous shedding of tears; epiphora

  4. tearing(Adjective)

    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."

Anagrams for tearing »

  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. Derrick Keeny:

    I put hooks in the fish, and when I put hooks in the fish, it started tearing line off the reel.

  2. Thomas Jaeger:

    It's incredible to see them squabbling like kindergarten children, merkel said all along it's better to ignore them, and it's good news for her that they're tearing themselves apart.

  3. Alize Cornet:

    These bushfires in Australia are tearing my heart apart ... And as Simona was saying, I won't be raising much money either if I have to count on my serve! Sooo I will donate 50$ for every drop shot winner that I'll make at the Australian Swing. Much more efficient.

  4. Cory BookerBooker:

    Tearing your fellow Democrats down may get you a temporary boost in the polls.

  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.

Images & Illustrations of tearing

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