Move about in excited or angry haste, as in He tore around the house, looking for the dog. [ Second half of 1700s ]
verb (used with object), tore or (Archaic) tare, torn or (Archaic) tare, tearing. 1. to pull apart or in pieces by force, especially so as to leave ragged or irregular edges. Synonyms: rend, rip, rive. Antonyms: mend, repair, sew. 2. to pull or snatch violently; wrench away with force: to tear wrappings from a package; […]
adjective 1. designed to be easily separated or opened by tearing: a box with a tearaway seal. noun 2. British. a wild, reckless person.
noun 1. a bomb or grenade containing tear gas.
noun 1. a taking apart; disassembly. 2. a house or other building that is purchased with the intention of tearing it down and replacing it with another, more expensive structure.