Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Tear"

The meaning of "Tear" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does tear me down mean?
A: An expression stating how much a person OR physical activity hurts you mentally/physically

"This job is really tearing me down"
OR
"Stop tearing me down!"
Q: What does tear up mean?
A: It depends on the context!
It can mean that you're about to cry (tears in your eyes), or that you're ripping something... like a piece of paper.
Q: What does tear me apart mean?
A: If someone tears you apart, you'll be split into two or more pieces.

E.g. The angry bear has torn him apart, and he is barely recognisable now.
Q: What does "tore it up" in 61 mean?
A: It means he did well. That he was good at what he did.
Q: What does tore up mean?
A: When talking about a person: The person looks like a mess. The person is not clean, well-mannered or well-kempt.
ie. She all tore up. (Very colloquial/regional use)

As an action it means to have ripped, broken, or severed an object.
ie. I tore up the paper.

Example sentences using "Tear"

Q: Please show me example sentences with tear open.
A: to tear (past tense = tore)
I tore open the bag of crisps.
He tore open his schoolbag and scrabbled for his textbook.
Don't tear open the box! Here, use these scissors.
The lion tore the zebra open with its claws.
Can you tear that bag of potatoes open? The material is quite tough.
Q: Please show me example sentences with to tear.
A: @youssel610szc he didn't want to tear up?
Q: Please show me example sentences with tearing down.
A: "They are tearing down the old building." Usually used when talking about construction and destruction. It's the same as the word "remove" but you use it when talking about buildings.
Q: Please show me example sentences with tear it up.
A: "LeBron James is tearing it up on the basketball court." (idiom, means he's playing excellently)
"I tore up the piece of paper." (normal usage of "tear something up")
Q: Please show me example sentences with tear.
A: "I had a tear in my eye when I saw all the baby puppies dying"
Here tear means cry
"I looked down and saw I had a tear in my pants"
Here tear means a rip

Synonyms of "Tear" and their differences

Q: What is the difference between tear it up and pull it apart ?
A: If you tear something up, that usually means you tear it completely, or into little pieces. It's done with force, and usually has a destructive connotation.
i.e. "She tore up the letters she received."
If you pull something apart, it's sort of the same thing, separating into little pieces, but more gently or with care.
i.e. "I pulled apart the pieces of bread." "If the pages of the book have stuck together, just pull them apart."
Q: What is the difference between I was holding my tear while my teacher was giving a speech today. and I was holding my tear during my teacher's speech today. ?
A: @Cookie-duck Yes, they're pretty much the same.
Q: What is the difference between tear off and yank off ?
A: Yank off is to pull it off rapidly
Tear off is more careful and not as fast
“Don’t yank off the page, tear off the page so it will be in a better shape.”
Q: What is the difference between tear up and teared up and torn up ?
A: It depends.

Tear up is the first person singular present tense for "Teared Up," which is the past tense. It means to get tears (water) in your eyes from being emotional/sad. As in, "I tear up when I watch sad movies." "I teared up when she told me about her mother passing away."

Tear up is also the first person singular present tense of "Torn Up," which is the past tense. These mean to rip something up. as in "I tear up all my receipts before throwing them out." "I tore up all the pictures of him after what he did to me."

They are pronounced differently, though spelled the same.

The first one is "teer" like "deer" or "fear". The second one is "tair" like "air" or "fair"
Q: What is the difference between tear and cry ?
A: Cry is a verb and tear can be a verb (with different meaning: damage...) as well as a noun (the liquid from your eyes)

Translations of "Tear"

Q: How do you say this in English (US)? tear
A: there are two "tears"
tear (TEER): water from eyes when someone cries
"Why are you crying? Wipe that tear."

tear (TARE): a rip
"Careful, don't tear the paper!"
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? tear up
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Q: How do you say this in English (US)? Tear - tore - torn
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Q: How do you say this in English (US)? tear
A: This is a tricky word! Tear can be pronounced two different ways. It can be pronounced like Tear (Teer) or Tear(ter) as in to rip something.
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? so, we're torn
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Other questions about "Tear"

Q: Please show me how to pronounce tear .
A:

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Q: Please show me how to pronounce tear.
A: Thanks! It seems to me that in the song "tear us apart", the guy says something like this though
Q: I could not tear myself from it does this sound natural?
A: Yes if you like either works, to be honest it really depends on if you want it to sound harder or not. Taking away the “myself” makes the sentence seem more raw which is good.
Q: Please show me how to pronounce tear.
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