1. tear, rupture, snap, bust, separate, disunite, divide, part

usage: separate or cause to separate abruptly; "The rope snapped"; "tear the paper"

2. tear, separate, disunite, divide, part

usage: to separate or be separated by force; "planks were in danger of being torn from the crossbars"

3. tear, shoot, shoot down, charge, buck, rush, hotfoot, hasten, hie, speed, race, pelt along, rush along, cannonball along, bucket along, belt along, step on it

usage: move quickly and violently; "The car tore down the street"; "He came charging into my office"

4. pluck, pull, tear, deplume, deplumate, displume, strip

usage: strip of feathers; "pull a chicken"; "pluck the capon"

5. tear, cry, weep

usage: fill with tears or shed tears; "Her eyes were tearing"


1. lacerate, lacerated, mangled, torn, injured (vs. uninjured)

usage: having edges that are jagged from injury

2. torn, divided (vs. united)

usage: disrupted by the pull of contrary forces; "torn between love and hate"; "torn by conflicting loyalties"; "torn by religious dissensions"

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