from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To separate, cut, or tear off by avulsion.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To tear off forcibly.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To pluck or pull off.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To pluck or pull off. Shenstone.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. separate by avulsion
Latin āvellere, āvuls-, to tear off : ā-, ab-, away; see ab-1 + vellere, to pull.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
from Latin (Wiktionary)