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tear

noun [C usually pl]  /tɪər/ us  
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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