Bedeutung von “tear” — Learner’s Dictionary


verb us uk /teər/ past tense tore, past participle torn

B1 to pull paper, cloth, etc into pieces, or to make a hole in it by accident:

The nail had torn a hole in my skirt.

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B1 If paper, cloth, etc tears, it becomes damaged because it has been pulled:

The paper is very thin and tears easily.
tear sth out of/off/down, etc

to remove something by pulling it quickly and violently:

She tore his picture down from the wall.
tear along/about/past, etc informal

to move somewhere very quickly:

The kids were tearing around the house.
be torn between sth and sth

to be unable to decide between two choices:

I'm torn between the apple pie and the chocolate mousse.
→ See also pull/tear your hair out

(Definition von “tear verb” aus dem Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)