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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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