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Tear
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This clue has been rated as VERY COMMON
We've rated Tear as VERY COMMON as it is a very popular clue with cruciverbalists.

11 April 2021
Last seen in: USA Today

We found 51 answers for the crossword clue 'Tear', the most recent of which was seen in the USA Today.

We've seen this clue in both CRYPTIC and NON-CRYPTIC crossword publications.

We have given Tear a popularity rating of 'Very Common' because it has featured in a numerous crossword publications and has multiple answers.

As well as being a clue we've also seen Tear as an answer itself some 427 times.

Tear is a single word clue made up of 4 letters.

We most recently saw this clue in 'USA Today' on Saturday, 10 April 2021 with the answer being RIP, we also found RIP to be the most popular answer for this clue.

We've seen this clue in the following publications:

Definitions and usage

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  • An occasion for excessive eating or drinking; "they went on a bust that lasted three days"
  • The act of tearing; "he took the manuscript in both hands and gave it a mighty tear"
  • A drop of the clear salty saline solution secreted by the lacrimal glands; "his story brought tears to her eyes"
  • To separate or be separated by force; "planks were in danger of being torn from the crossbars"
  • Strip of feathers; "pull a chicken"; "pluck the capon"
  • Fill with tears or shed tears; "Her eyes were tearing"
  • An opening made forcibly as by pulling apart; "there was a rip in his pants"; "she had snags in her stockings"
  • Separate or cause to separate abruptly; "The rope snapped"; "tear the paper"
  • Move quickly and violently; "The car tore down the street"; "He came charging into my office"

Anagrams

We found 3 anagrams for the word 'Tear'.

  • rate The relative speed of progress or change; "he lived at a fast pace"; "he works at a great rate"; "the pace of events accelerated"
  • tare The weight of a motor vehicle, railroad car, or aircraft without its fuel or cargo
  • tera A three-tone Chadic language

Crossword Answers

3 Letters

ACL

FLY
(baseball) a hit that flies up in the air

HIE
Move fast; "He rushed down the hall to receive his guests"; "The cars raced down the street"

JAG
A flap along the edge of a garment; used in medieval clothing

RIP
Cut (wood) along the grain

ZIP
Close with a zipper; "Zip up your jacket--it's cold"

4 Letters

BOUT
An occasion for excessive eating or drinking; "they went on a bust that lasted three days"

BUCK
A framework for holding wood that is being sawed

BUST
An occasion for excessive eating or drinking; "they went on a bust that lasted three days"

DASH
A quick run

LACE
A delicate decorative fabric woven in an open web of symmetrical patterns

PULL
The act of pulling; applying force to move something toward or with you; "the pull up the hill had him breathing harder"; "his strenuous pulling strained his back"

RACE
A canal for a current of water

RATE
The relative speed of progress or change; "he lived at a fast pace"; "he works at a great rate"; "the pace of events accelerated"

RAZE
Tear down so as to make flat with the ground; "The building was levelled"

RELI

REND
Tear or be torn violently; "The curtain ripped from top to bottom"; "pull the cooked chicken into strips"

RENT
The act of rending or ripping or splitting something; "he gave the envelope a vigorous rip"

RIVE
Tear or be torn violently; "The curtain ripped from top to bottom"; "pull the cooked chicken into strips"

RUSH
Physician and American Revolutionary leader; signer of the Declaration of Independence (1745-1813)

SNAG
An unforeseen obstacle

SNAP
(American football) putting the ball in play by passing it (between the legs) to a back; "the quarterback fumbled the snap"

TOOT
Revelry in drinking; a merry drinking party

ZOOM
The act of rising upward into the air

5 Letters

BINGE
An occasion for excessive eating or drinking; "they went on a bust that lasted three days"

PLUCK
The act of pulling and releasing a taut cord

RIPUP
Tear into shreds

SHOOT
The act of shooting at targets; "they hold a shoot every weekend during the summer"

SHRED
A tiny or scarcely detectable amount

SPLIT
The act of rending or ripping or splitting something; "he gave the envelope a vigorous rip"

SPREE
A brief indulgence of your impulses

WREST
Obtain by seizing forcibly or violently, also metaphorically; "wrest the knife from his hands"; "wrest a meaning from the old text"; "wrest power from the old government"

6 Letters

BENDER
A pitch of a baseball that is thrown with spin so that its path curves as it approaches the batter

CAREEN
Pitching dangerously to one side

CAREER
The particular occupation for which you are trained

CHARGE
A special assignment that is given to a person or group; "a confidential mission to London"; "his charge was deliver a message"

HARROW
A cultivator that pulverizes or smooths the soil

7 Letters

DEPLUME
Strip of feathers; "pull a chicken"; "pluck the capon"

DROPLET
A tiny drop

EYEDROP
A method of irrigating the eye used by ophthalmologists

FLOORIT

RAMPAGE
Violently angry and destructive behavior

RUPTURE
The act of making a sudden noisy break

8 Letters

DEMOLISH
Humiliate or depress completely; "She was crushed by his refusal of her invitation"; "The death of her son smashed her"

DISPLUME
Strip of feathers; "pull a chicken"; "pluck the capon"

LACERATE
Cut or tear irregularly

TEARDROP
A drop of the clear salty saline solution secreted by the lacrimal glands; "his story brought tears to her eyes"

9 Letters

DEPLUMATE
Strip of feathers; "pull a chicken"; "pluck the capon"

SHOOTDOWN
Shoot at and force to come down; "the enemy landed several of our aircraft"

10 Letters

LACERATION
The act of lacerating

11 Letters

PERFORATION
The act of punching a hole (especially a row of holes as for ease of separation)

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