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Spanish translation of “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
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 .
(Definition of tear from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)

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