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English definition of “tear”

tear

noun [C usually pl]    /tɪər/
a drop of salty liquid that flows from the eye when it is hurt or as a result of strong emotion , esp . unhappiness or pain : By the end of the movie I had tears in my eyes (= I was ready to cry ). The boy had lost his money and was in tears (= crying ).
(Definition of tear noun from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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