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Its first breath the great salt tears of the sea. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The second hijacked airliner had just torn into the south tower and exploded. Times, Sunday Times (2016)There are tears of joy in the pavilion. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Quickly tear back the skin to remove. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Police fired tear gas to disperse doctors protesting about salaries. Times, Sunday Times (2016)There are many and it is bedlam - speeding ambulances and torn flesh. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Many MPs comforted each other as they wiped away tears. Times, Sunday Times (2016)If it's hard to put weight on it and it makes a clicking noise when you move it may be a torn cartilage. The Sun (2016)The victim said:'I was in tears again but they were happy this time. The Sun (2016)She said:'I left the shop almost in tears. The Sun (2016)Is something wrong or is it just wear and tear? Times, Sunday Times (2006)The shrapnel tore the flesh off her right leg from her ankle to her thigh. Times, Sunday Times (2011)You almost saw the tears of joy in his eyes. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The thought of her with another man is tearing me apart. The Sun (2015)The bird should be cleanly plucked with no tears in the skin. Smith, Drew Food Watch (1994)She nailed the draw and she and her team succumbed to tears again. Times, Sunday Times (2014)When spring comes you can cut behind the tear with a saw. Times, Sunday Times (2010)It tears away some of the outer layers of skin cells too. The Sun (2013)There was no damage to his fingernails and the bag was not torn in any way. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The force of the shaking had caused tearing and bleeding around the brain. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It is a tragedy to see war tear apart its people like this. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Though maybe they were tears of joy. The Sun (2008)They were driven back with live rounds and tear gas. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Lies and tears appear to come easy to the defendant. The Sun (2013)The kingdom has been torn apart and cannot continue like this. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Skin and hearts tear to make great things. Times, Sunday Times (2014)To be torn from the country that you love is not something to wish on anyone. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The players are near to tears having put so much into the game. The Sun (2007)The stem cells pulled the two pieces of torn cartilage together. Times, Sunday Times (2008)I wonder if all her hot, salty tears will prove a balm or an irritant to the wounds. Times, Sunday Times (2011)

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Translations for 'tear'

British English: tear /tɪə/ NOUN
from eye Tears are the liquid that comes out of your eyes when you cry.
Her face was wet with tears.
  • American English: tear from eye
  • Arabic: دَمْعَة
  • Brazilian Portuguese: lágrima
  • Chinese: 眼泪
  • Croatian: suza
  • Czech: slza
  • Danish: tåre
  • Dutch: traan oogvocht
  • European Spanish: lágrima
  • Finnish: kyynel
  • French: larme
  • German: Träne
  • Greek: δάκρυ
  • Italian: lacrima
  • Japanese: from eye
  • Korean: 눈물
  • Norwegian: tåre
  • Polish: łza
  • European Portuguese: lágrima
  • Romanian: lacrimă
  • Russian: слеза
  • Latin American Spanish: lágrima
  • Swedish: tår från öga
  • Thai: น้ำตา
  • Turkish: gözyaşı
  • Ukrainian: сльоза
  • Vietnamese: nước mắt
British English: tear /tɛə/ NOUN
rip A tear in something is a hole that has been made in it.
His trousers had a tear in one knee.
  • American English: tear split
  • Arabic: تـَمَزُّق
  • Brazilian Portuguese: rasgo
  • Chinese: 破处
  • Croatian: poderotina
  • Czech: trhlina
  • Danish: flænge
  • Dutch: scheur
  • European Spanish: desgarrón
  • Finnish: repeämä
  • French: accroc
  • German: Riss
  • Greek: σκίσιμο
  • Italian: strappo
  • Japanese: 破れ目 split
  • Korean: 구멍
  • Norwegian: revne
  • Polish: rozdarcie
  • European Portuguese: rasgo
  • Romanian: ruptură
  • Russian: разрыв
  • Latin American Spanish: desgarrón
  • Swedish: reva
  • Thai: รอยฉีก
  • Turkish: yırtık
  • Ukrainian: розрив
  • Vietnamese: chỗ rách
British English: tear /tɛə/ VERB
If you tear something, you pull it into pieces or make a hole in it.
Try not to tear the paper.
  • American English: tear
  • Arabic: يـُمَزِّقُ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: rasgar
  • Chinese:
  • Croatian: poderati
  • Czech: trhat
  • Danish: flænge
  • Dutch: scheuren
  • European Spanish: rasgar
  • Finnish: repiä
  • French: déchirer
  • German: zerreißen
  • Greek: σκίζω
  • Italian: strappare
  • Japanese: 破る
  • Korean: 찢다
  • Norwegian: rive
  • Polish: podrzeć się
  • European Portuguese: rasgar
  • Romanian: a rupe
  • Russian: рвать разделять на части резким движением
  • Latin American Spanish: rasgar
  • Swedish: riva
  • Thai: ฉีก
  • Turkish: yırtmak
  • Ukrainian: рвати
  • Vietnamese: làm rách

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