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Translation of "tear" - English-Spanish dictionary

tear

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 romper, hacer pedazos/trizas, despedazar; arrancar 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 romperse, hacerse pedazos/trizas Newspapers tear easily.
to rush ir/correr a toda velocidad, precipitarse He tore along the road.
be torn between (one thing and another)
to have a very difficult choice to make between (two things) estar dividido entre (una cosa y otra) He was torn between obedience to his parents and loyalty to his friends.
tear (oneself) away phrasal verb
to leave a place, activity etc unwillingly apartarse I couldn’t tear myself away from the television.
tear one’s hair
to be in despair with impatience and frustration tirarse de los pelos, subirse por las paredes Their inefficiency makes me tear my hair.
tear up phrasal verb
to tear into pieces hacer pedazos/trizas, despedazar, romper She tore up the letter.
to remove from a fixed position by violence; The wind tore up several trees . arrancar
(Definition of tear from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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