Synonyms for tearing

Grammar : Verb
Spell : teer-ing
Phonetic Transcription : ˈtɪər ɪŋ

Top 10 synonyms for tearing Other synonyms for the word tearing

Définition of tearing

Origin :
  • 1650s, mainly in American English, from tear (n.1). Related: Teared; tearing. Old English verb tæherian did not survive into Middle English.
  • verb cut, rip an object
  • verb move very fast
Example sentences :
  • The fingers thrust at his throat—he seemed to be tearing his own flesh.
  • Extract from : « Way of the Lawless » by Max Brand
  • He attacks it as a bull a red cloak, goring it, stamping on it, tearing it to shreds.
  • Extract from : « The Conquest of Fear » by Basil King
  • He was fighting, tearing at a live thing that was striking at him.
  • Extract from : « White Fang » by Jack London
  • The Mercutian spun half around with the force of the tearing bullet.
  • Extract from : « Slaves of Mercury » by Nat Schachner
  • The magazine writers were "tearing off copy," the painters were simply "slapping it down."
  • Extract from : « The Harbor » by Ernest Poole
  • A bell rang in the house, loudly, persistently, tearing its silence.
  • Extract from : « A Spirit in Prison » by Robert Hichens
  • The last that was seen of them they were tearing down a ravine.
  • Extract from : « The Downfall » by Emile Zola
  • Then there were other animals sticking to his shoulders, tearing his back with their claws.
  • Extract from : « L'Assommoir » by Emile Zola
  • In the forests the loggers were tearing and slashing into all but the remnant of the 96 timber.
  • Extract from : « Louisiana Lou » by William West Winter
  • Legally, I should be justified in tearing it up and throwing it into the fire.
  • Extract from : « Howards End » by E. M. Forster

Antonyms for tearing

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