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.

(Tear) v. i.

1. To divide or separate on being pulled; to be rent; as, this cloth tears easily.

2. To move and act with turbulent violence; to rush with violence; hence, to rage; to rave.

(Tear) n. The act of tearing, or the state of being torn; a rent; a fissure. Macaulay.

Wear and tear. See under Wear, n.

(Tear"er) n. One who tears or rends anything; also, one who rages or raves with violence.

(Tear"-fall`ing) a. Shedding tears; tender. [Poetic] "Tear-falling pity." Shak.

(Tear"ful) a. Abounding with tears; weeping; shedding tears; as, tearful eyes.Tear"ful*ly, adv.Tear"ful*ness, n.

(Tear"less), a. Shedding no tears; free from tears; unfeeling.Tear"less*ly, adv.Tear"less*ness, n.

(Tear"pit`) n. (Anat.) A cavity or pouch beneath the lower eyelid of most deer and antelope; the lachrymal sinus; larmier. It is capable of being opened at pleasure and secretes a waxy substance.

(Tear"-thumb`) n. (Bot.) A name given to several species of plants of the genus Polygonum, having angular stems beset with minute reflexed prickles.

(Tear"y) a.

1. Wet with tears; tearful.

2. Consisting of tears, or drops like tears.

(Tea"-sau`cer) n. A small saucer in which a teacup is set.

(Tease) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Teased ; p. pr. & vb. n. Teasing.] [AS. tsan to pluck, tease; akin to OD. teesen, MHG. zeisen, Dan. tæse, tæsse. &radic58. Cf. Touse.]

1. To comb or card, as wool or flax. "Teasing matted wool." Wordsworth.

2. To stratch, as cloth, for the purpose of raising a nap; teasel.

3. (Anat.) To tear or separate into minute shreds, as with needles or similar instruments.

4. To vex with importunity or impertinence; to harass, annoy, disturb, or irritate by petty requests, or by jests and raillery; to plague. Cowper.

He . . . suffered them to tease him into acts directly opposed to his strongest inclinations.

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

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

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