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tore 1

Past tense of tear1.

tore 2

See torus.

[French, from Latin torus.]


the past tense of tear1


(Architecture) architect another name for torus1
[C17: from French, from Latin: torus]


(tɔr, toʊr)

pt. of tear 2.


(tɔr, toʊr)

a torus.
[1660–70; < French < Latin torus]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tore - commonly the lowest molding at the base of a columntore - commonly the lowest molding at the base of a column
moulding, molding - a decorative strip used for ornamentation or finishing


(teə) past tense tore (toːn) : past participle torn (toː) verb
1. (sometimes with off etc) 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. He tore the photograph into pieces; You've torn a hole in your jacket; I tore the picture out of a magazine.
2. to become torn. Newspapers tear easily.
3. to rush. He tore along the road.
a hole or split made by tearing. There's a tear in my dress.
be torn between (one thing and another)
to have a very difficult choice to make between (two things). He was torn between obedience to his parents and loyalty to his friends.
tear (oneself) away
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. Their inefficiency makes me tear my hair.
tear up
1. to remove from a fixed position by violence; The wind tore up several trees.
2. to tear into pieces. She tore up the letter.


pret de tear
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The night after he loses the race by falling through a weak place in the ice, Tore has a dream in which he sees the Inuit goddess Sedna, who warns him that "rich countries use--and waste--an awful lot of energy.
Slone her eyes were so dry that her eyelid had stuck to the surface of the eye during the night, and when she opened her eyes in the morning she tore the cornea.