Übersetzung von “tear” — Englisch–Französisch Wörterbuch


verbtear /tɛər/ ( pt tore pp torn )
transitive-intransitive to rip sth
déchirer , arracher

You tore one of the pages!
Tu as arraché une des pages !

Pull it gently so that it doesn't tear.
Tire-le doucement afin qu'il ne se déchire pas.
intransitive to rush somewhere, especially with excitement
se ruer/précipiter

The boys tore out of the house to see their father.
Les garçons se sont rués/précipités hors de la maison pour voir leur père.

tear apart

verb phrasaltear apart [ ˈtɛər əˈpɑrt ]
to cause a friendship, relationship, etc. to be destroyed

a dispute that had torn the family apart
une dispute qui a déchiré la famille
to destroy sth
détruire , dévaster

floodwaters that tore apart a whole town
une inondation qui a dévasté une ville entière

tear away

verb phrasaltear away [ ˈtɛər əˈweɪ ]
to make sb leave somewhere or stop doing sth
arracher à

It was so fascinating, I couldn't tear myself away.
C'était tellement fascinant, je n'arrivais pas à m'en arracher.

tear down

verb phrasaltear down [ ˈtɛər ˈdaʊn ]
to pull down a building

Should the old high school be torn down?
Est-ce qu'il faudrait démolir le vieux lycée ?

tear up

verb phrasaltear up [ ˈtɛər ˈʌp ]
to rip sth into many pieces

so angry that she tore up their marriage certificate
tellement en colère qu'elle déchira le certificat de mariage


noun countabletear /tɛər/
the place where sth is ripped
déchirure feminine , accroc masculine

There was a tear in the pocket of his jacket.
Il y avait un accroc à la poche de sa veste.


noun countabletear /tɪər/
a drop of liquid that comes from your eye when you cry
larme feminine

tears rolling down her cheeks
des larmes coulant sur ses joues
burst into tears
to start crying
fondre en larmes

All I said was "maybe not," and he burst into tears.
Tout ce que j'ai dit c'est "peut-être pas" et il a fondu en larmes.
in tears
en larmes/pleurs

I found her in tears on the doorstep.
Je l'ai trouvée en larmes/pleurs sur le pas de la porte.

(Übersetzung von “tear” aus dem GLOBAL English-French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)


noun /tiə/

a drop of liquid coming from the eye, as a result of emotion (especially sadness) or because something (eg smoke) has irritated it

tears of joy/laughter/rage.
tearful adjective

inclined to cry or weep; with much crying or weeping

pleureur, larmoyant
She was very tearful
a tearful farewell.

covered with tears

plein/couvert de larmes
tearful faces.
tearfully adverb

en pleurant
tearfulness noun

tear gas

a kind of gas causing blinding tears, used against eg rioters

gaz lacrymogène
The police used tear gas against the protesters.
tear-stained adjective

marked with tears

barbouillé de larmes
a tear-stained face.
in tears

crying or weeping

en larmes/pleurs
She was in tears over the broken doll.


verb /teə/ (past tense tore /toːn/, past participle torn /toː/)

(sometimes with offetc) to make a split or hole in (something), intentionally or unintentionally, with a sudden or violent pulling action, or to remove (something) from its position by such an action or movement

déchirer, arracher
He tore the photograph into pieces
You’ve torn a hole in your jacket
I tore the picture out of a magazine.

to become torn

se déchirer
Newspapers tear easily.

to rush

He tore along the road.
be torn between (one thing and another)

to have a very difficult choice to make between (two things)

être déchiré entre (…) et (…)
He was torn between obedience to his parents and loyalty to his friends.
tear (oneself) away

to leave a place, activity etc unwillingly

s’arracher à
I couldn’t tear myself away from the television.
tear one’s hair

to be in despair with impatience and frustration

s’arracher les cheveux
Their inefficiency makes me tear my hair.
tear up

to tear into pieces

She tore up the letter.

to remove from a fixed position by violence; The wind tore up several trees.


(Übersetzung von “tear” aus dem PASSWORD English-French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)