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[n] the act of tearing; "he took the manuscript in both hands and gave it a mighty tear"
[n] an occasion for excessive eating or drinking; "they went on a bust that lasted three days"
[n] a drop of the clear salty saline solution secreted by the lacrimal glands; "his story brought tears to her eyes"
[n] an opening made forcibly as by pulling apart; "there was a rip in his pants"
[v] fill with tears or shed tears; "Her eyes were tearing"
[v] strip of feathers; "pull a chicken"; "pluck the capon"
[v] to separate or be separated by force; "planks were in danger of being torn from the crossbars."
[v] separate or cause to separate abruptly; "The rope snapped"; "tear the paper"
[v] move quickly and violently; "The car tore down the street"; "He came charging into my office"
[v] move precipitously or violently; "The tornado ripped along the coast"

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