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torn Explained

torn at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


torn at English irregular forms Of Explained:

=> {tear}

torn at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

the past participle of tear2//

torn at Danish => English Of Explained:


torn at Danish => English Of Explained:


torn at Swedish => English Of Explained:

steeple, tower

törn at Swedish => English Of Explained:

blow, bump

torn at Swedish => english Of Explained:

thorn, tower

törn at Swedish => english Of Explained:

blow, bump

torn at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

93 Moby Thesaurus words for "torn":
affected, aggravated, agonized, alienated, broken, burned, burst,
busted, checked, chipped, cleft, cloven, cracked, crazed, cut,
damaged, deteriorated, devoured by, disaffected, disunited,
divided, dowdy, down-at-heel, down-at-the-heels, embittered,
estranged, exacerbated, frayed, frazzled, full of holes, harmed,
holey, hurt, imbued with, impaired, imperfect, impressed,
impressed with, in bits, in pieces, in rags, in shards, in shreds,
in tatters, injured, irreconcilable, irritated, lacerate,
lacerated, mangled, moved, mutilated, obsessed, obsessed by,
patchy, penetrated with, quartered, racked, ragged, raggedy, ratty,
rent, riven, ruptured, scalded, scorched, scruffy, seedy,
seized with, separated, severed, shabby, shattered, shoddy,
shredded, slashed, slit, smashed, splintered, split, sprung,
stricken, tacky, tattered, tatty, the worse for, tortured, touched,
weakened, worse, worse off, worsened, wracked

torn at Danish => English Of Explained:


torn at Swedish => English Of Explained:

castle, tower

törn at Swedish => English Of Explained:


torn at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

past participle of TEAR

Torn at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Tear \Tear\ (t[^a]r), v. t. [imp. {Tore} (t[=o]r), ((Obs.
{Tare}) (t[^a]r); p. p. {Torn} (t[=o]rn); p. pr. & vb. n.
{Tearing}.] [OE. teren, AS. teran; akin to OS. farterian to
destroy, D. teren to consume, G. zerren to pull, to tear,
zehren to consume, Icel. t[ae]ra, Goth. gata['i]ran to
destroy, Lith. dirti to flay, Russ. drate to pull, to tear,
Gr. de`rein to flay, Skr. dar to burst. [root]63. Cf. {Darn},
{Epidermis}, {Tarre}, {Tirade}.]
1. To separate by violence; to pull apart by force; to rend;
to lacerate; as, to tear cloth; to tear a garment; to tear
the skin or flesh.

Tear him to pieces; he's a conspirator. --Shak.

2. Hence, to divide by violent measures; to disrupt; to rend;
as, a party or government torn by factions.

3. To rend away; to force away; to remove by force; to
sunder; as, a child torn from its home.

The hand of fate Hath torn thee from me. --Addison.

4. To pull with violence; as, to tear the hair.

5. To move violently; to agitate. ``Once I loved torn ocean's
roar.'' --Byron.

{To tear a cat}, to rant violently; to rave; -- especially
applied to theatrical ranting. [Obs.] --Shak.

{To tear down}, to demolish violently; to pull or pluck down.

{To tear off}, to pull off by violence; to strip.

{To tear out}, to pull or draw out by violence; as, to tear
out the eyes.

{To tear up}, to rip up; to remove from a fixed state by
violence; as, to tear up a floor; to tear up the
foundation of government or order.

Torn \Torn\,
p. p. of {Tear}.

torn at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n 1: a drop of the clear salty saline solution secreted by the
lacrimal glands; "his story brought tears to her eyes"
[syn: {teardrop}]
2: an opening made forcibly as by pulling apart; "there was a
rip in his pants"; "she had snags in her stockings" [syn:
{rip}, {rent}, {snag}, {split}]
3: an occasion for excessive eating or drinking; "they went on
a bust that lasted three days" [syn: {bust}, {binge}, {bout}]
4: the act of tearing; "he took the manuscript in both hands
and gave it a mighty tear"
[also: {torn}, {tore}]

v 1: separate or cause to separate abruptly; "The rope snapped";
"tear the paper" [syn: {rupture}, {snap}, {bust}]
2: to separate or be separated by force; "planks were in danger
of being torn from the crossbars"
3: move quickly and violently; "The car tore down the street";
"He came charging into my office" [syn: {shoot}, {shoot
down}, {charge}, {buck}]
4: strip of feathers; "pull a chicken"; "pluck the capon" [syn:
{pluck}, {pull}, {deplume}, {deplumate}, {displume}]
5: fill with tears or shed tears; "Her eyes were tearing"
[also: {torn}, {tore}]

adj 1: having edges that are jagged from injury [syn: {lacerate}, {lacerated},
2: disrupted by the pull of contrary forces; "torn between love
and hate"; "torn by conflicting loyalties"; "torn by
religious dissensions"

See {tear}

torn at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: wikipedia » dab=torn


* Inter: a » UK Inter: IPA » /tɔː(ɹ)n/
  • Inter: audio » en-uk-torn.ogg|Audio (UK)
  • Inter: a » US Inter: IPA » /toʊrn/|/tɔrn/
  • Inter: audio » en-us-torn.ogg|Audio (US)
  • Inter: rhymes » ɔː(r)n



  • Inter: past participle of » tear|nodot=9 (rip, rend, speed).

    Usage notes

    * The past participle of the Inter: term » tear, meaning "produce liquid from the eyes", is Inter: term » teared.

  • Category: Category:English irregular past participles -



    * Inter: IPA » /torn/|lang=ca,


    From Inter: etyl » la|ca Inter: term » tornus|lang=la.


    Inter: ca-noun » m
  • lathe, potter's wheel
    1. turn, go (as in take turns or as a move in a game)



    Inter: no-noun-c » torn
  • A thorn

  • Old English


    From Inter: etyl » gmw|ang. Cognate with Old Saxon torn (Dutch toorn), Old High German zorn (German Zorn).


    * Inter: IPA » /torn/|lang=ang


    Inter: ang-noun » g=n|pl=torn
  • anger, anguish, distress

  • Romanian


  • Inter: ro-form-verb » 1s|pres|turna
    1. Inter: ro-form-verb » 1s|sub|turna
    2. Inter: ro-form-verb » 3p|pres|turna



    * Inter: audio » Sv-torn.ogg|audio


    Inter: sv-noun » g=n
  • tower
    1. Inter: chess » lang=sv rook


      Inter: sv-noun-n-zer » o

    Translation: et » torn
    Translation: el » torn
    Translation: es » torn
    Translation: fr » torn
    Translation: gl » torn
    Translation: hy » torn
    Translation: io » torn
    Translation: it » torn
    Translation: kn » torn
    Translation: ka » torn
    Translation: li » torn
    Translation: hu » torn
    Translation: mg » torn
    Translation: ml » torn
    Translation: nl » torn
    Translation: ja » torn
    Translation: oc » torn
    Translation: pl » torn
    Translation: ru » torn
    Translation: sm » torn
    Category: simple:torn -
    Translation: fi » torn
    Translation: sv » torn
    Translation: tl » torn
    Translation: te » torn
    Translation: tr » torn
    Translation: vi » torn
    Translation: zh » torn