from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Marked by great or violent haste: in a tearing hurry.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Present participle of tear.
  • adj. very hasty
  • n. The act by which something is torn; a laceration.
  • n. Distortion of an animated display when the contents of the framebuffer are rendered while it contains portions of two or more frames.
  • n. continuous shedding of tears; epiphora

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Great; rushing; tremendous; towering; ranting: as, a tearing passion; at a tearing pace. Also used adverbially.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. marked by extreme intensity of emotions or convictions; inclined to react violently; fervid
  • n. shedding tears


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