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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

Wikipedia

  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 test methods to measure their tear resistance. 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."

ChatGPT

  1. tearing

    Tearing is the act of ripping or breaking apart something into pieces by force, often causing damage or destruction. It can also refer to the production of liquid from the eyes, often as a result of strong emotions or physical irritations.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tearing

    of Tear

Wikidata

  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. tigrean

  2. angrite

  3. granite

  4. ingrate

  5. 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. Chris Harrison:

    We all need to have a little grace, a little understanding, a little compassion, because I have seen some stuff online — this judge, jury, executioner thing — where people are just tearing this girl’s life apart and diving into, like, her parents, her parents’ voting record.

  3. Wilburn Wilkins:

    We have a President who is totally tearing apart our whole democratic Constitution, many people are dying because he is ignoring the Covid pandemic, ignoring the fact that people are unemployed, need financial resources. We need a change.

  4. Sunil Joshi:

    There is a clear reason why this is happening in Florida, new homes are being developed, and we are tearing down armadillos' homes in the process. Now these creatures are coming out in the daytime, and the people who are getting exposed are those working outside.

  5. Lis Smith:

    Senator Warren's idea of how to defeat Donald Trump is to tell people who don't support her that they are unwelcome in the fight and that those who disagree with her belong in the other party, we need to move beyond the politics and divisiveness that is tearing this country apart.

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