Definition Of tears


(of the eye) produce tears.

the freezing wind made her eyes tear

a drop of clear salty liquid secreted from glands in a person's eye when they cry or when the eye is irritated.

I snort, not knowing whether to burst into tears or roll on the ground, howling with laughter.

a hole or split in something caused by it having been pulled apart forcefully.

The photographs show tears in fabric pulled apart to look like wounds, or pieces of metal depicted so they seem organic.

a spell of great success or excellence in performance.

he went on a tear , winning three out of every four hands

be in a state of uncertainty between two conflicting options or parties.

he was torn between his duty and his better instincts

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