[ UK /tˈe‍əɹɪŋ/ ]
[ US /ˈtɛɹɪŋ, ˈtɪɹɪŋ/ ]
  1. shedding tears
  1. marked by extreme intensity of emotions or convictions; inclined to react violently; fervid
    vehement dislike
    violent passions
    in a tearing rage
    fierce loyalty
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How To Use tearing In A Sentence

  • The shorter girl snarled her frustration and lunged after him with her jackknife, tearing a horizontal gash in his right pant leg.
  • They have been tearing away at the rubble for a week now, and more than 10,000 tonnes has been removed, But it has hardly made a dent in the mountain.
  • Although the softest condition is obtained when the large globules of cementite are embedded in the ferrite, a smooth machined surface is difficult to obtain due to tearing.
  • The riders, known as scramblers, are illegally riding their motorbikes, quad bikes and scooters across Crane Park and are tearing up the ground in the process.
  • He listened intently, jabbed furiously three or four times at the transmitting key, then leapt to his feet, tearing his headphones off. THE LONELY SEA
  • One of the league's best blocking fullbacks and an improving runner, Christian missed the final two games in 1998 and all of the playoffs after tearing the ACL and MCL in the same knee.
  • It seems that he is in a tearing hurry to take sole credit for the successes that Indian hockey achieved in the recent past.
  • The harsh winter winds were slicing past them and it felt like it was tearing their skin.
  • Liquids, whether waters or oils, which possess a great and intense acridity, act like heat in tearing asunder bodies and burning them after some time; yet to the touch they are not hot at first. The New Organon
  • In this spirit, topologists regard any two objects that can be deformed into each other without tearing to be one and the same thing - have a look at Plus article In space, do all roads lead home?
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