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Definition of the verb tear out

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  1. remove, usually with some force or effort; also used in an abstract sense

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Google previewDictionary for Managing Trees in Urban Environments (2009)

by Danny B. Draper, Peter A. Richards

Branch socket See Tear out wound. Branch structure within crown The arrangement of first order branches from the trunk. This may be considered as deliquescent and excurrent with some structures intergrading between the two. ( See Figure ...

Google previewMandaic Dictionary (2012)

English Mandaic by Dakhil Shooshtary

Taste Taste teach point out Teacher Teacher Teaching Teaching teaching Teaching Teaching, Teal tear Tear tear Tear a part tear a part Tear asunder Tear out Tear out Tear out Tearing Tearing tears Tears Tears Technical Tel us, ...

Google previewA new universal etymological technological, and pronouncing dictionary of the English language (1849)

by John Craig (F.G.S.)

To tear out, to pull or draw out by violence. To tear up, to rip up ; to remove from A fixed state by violence ; β€” r. it. to rave ; to rage ; to rant ; to move and act with turbulent violence ; β€” *. a rent or fissure. Tearer, ta'rur, t. One who rends or tears ...

Google previewThe Imperial Dictionary, English, Technological, and Scientific (1871)

On the Basis of Webster's English Dictionary ... Also, a Supplement Containing an Extensive Collection of Words, Terms and Phrases in ... Literature, Science, and Art, Together with Numerous Obsolete, Obsolescent, and Scottish Words Not Included in Previous English Dictionaries by John Ogilvie

–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 foundations of government or order.

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Breed up a crowand he will tear out your eyes.
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