tearing


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tear·ing

 (târ′ĭng)
adj.
Marked by great or violent haste: a tearing hurry.

tearing

(ˈtɛərɪŋ)
adj
violent or furious (esp in the phrase tearing hurry or rush)
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tearing - shedding tearstearing - shedding tears      
bodily function, bodily process, body process, activity - an organic process that takes place in the body; "respiratory activity"
Adj.1.tearing - marked by extreme intensity of emotions or convictionstearing - marked by extreme intensity of emotions or convictions; inclined to react violently; fervid; "fierce loyalty"; "in a tearing rage"; "vehement dislike"; "violent passions"
intense - possessing or displaying a distinctive feature to a heightened degree; "intense heat"; "intense anxiety"; "intense desire"; "intense emotion"; "the skunk's intense acrid odor"; "intense pain"; "enemy fire was intense"
Translations

tearing

[ˈtɛərɪŋ] ADJ
1. with a tearing noisecon un ruido de tela que se rasga
2. (fig) at a tearing pacea un paso vertiginoso
to be in a tearing hurryestar muy de prisa

tearing

adj (dated) to be in a tearing hurryes fürchterlich or schrecklich eilig haben

tearing

[ˈtɛərɪŋ] adj to be in a tearing hurryavere una fretta terribile

tear·ing

n. lagrimeo.
References in classic literature ?
Edna bit a piece from the brown loaf, tearing it with her strong, white teeth.
continued Magua, tearing aside the slight calico that very imperfectly concealed his painted breast; "here are scars given by knives and bullets--of these a warrior may boast before his nation; but the gray-head has left marks on the back of the Huron chief that he must hide like a squaw, under this painted cloth of the whites.
This wild wind, too, has tossed our thoughts into strange confusion, but without tearing them away from their one determined centre.
Before the barn door strutted the gallant cock, that pattern of a husband, a warrior and a fine gentleman, clapping his burnished wings and crowing in the pride and gladness of his heart, --sometimes tearing up the earth with his feet, and then generously calling his ever-hungry family of wives and children to enjoy the rich morsel which he had discovered.
And soon the dogs were all tearing down the field of young wheat next to ours.
All the clothing that was to be had in the stores was made of cotton and shoddy, which is made by tearing old clothes to pieces and weaving the fiber again.
Those turbid waters, hurrying, foaming, tearing along, an apt resemblance of that headlong tide of business which is poured along its wave by a race more vehement and energetic than any the old world ever saw.
The ripping and tearing and squealing of the nobility up and down the halls and corridors was pandemonium come again, and kept me broad awake.
Well, when the dark shut down, in the rugged hills, that poor little chap had been tearing around in the saddle all day, and I noticed by the slack knee-pressure that she was tired and tottery, and I got dreadfully afraid; but every time I tried to slow down and let her go to sleep, so I could stop, she hurried me up again; and so, sure enough, at last over she went!
The train was just starting, so we jumped aboard and went tearing away in splendid spirits.
Why, they rub an old tin lamp or an iron ring, and then the genies come tearing in, with the thunder and lightning a-ripping around and the smoke a-rolling, and everything they're told to do they up and do it.
In humans, the PRT tear test measures uptake of a (small) amount of fluid residing in the ventral conjunctival fornix and stimulates a low degree of reflex tearing.