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tore 1

Past tense of tear1.

tore 2

See torus.

[French, from Latin torus.]
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the past tense of tear1


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

pt. of tear 2.


(tɔr, toʊr)

a torus.
[1660–70; < French < Latin torus]
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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
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(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.
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pret de tear
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Again and again, almost burning their palms, he tore the rope smoking through their hands.
He had run no long distance, when the Lion, turning about, seized him and tore him to pieces.
And he was told, "Don't trouble, your honor, sure, the womenfolks will pitch it quick enough." The ploughs were practically useless, because it never occurred to the laborer to raise the share when he turned the plough, and forcing it round, he strained the horses and tore up the ground, and Levin was begged not to mind about it.
Then he bounded away towards the cave, for he was so swift of foot that the wolves could not catch him, though they pressed him hard, and once the teeth of one of them tore his moocha.
Arrived at the hotel, he sat down to write the letter--doubted--and tore it up--doubted again--and began again--doubted once more--and tore up the second letter--rose to his feet--and owned to himself (in unprintable language) that he couldn't for the life of him decide which was safest--to write or to wait.