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  • adj. unsightly, unkempt, dirty
  • adj. particularly drunk


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  • Cat - tlemen tore up the government section markers, cut the settlers 'fences, and sometimes shot them.

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  • Ginger’s nine-round burst tore up a smoky stitch of dust and grassy fragments and cactus shrapnel in the space where Bob had been.

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  • In 2004, Revolutionary Guards shut down the newly opened Imam Khomeini International Airport and tore up the contract of the Turkish-led consortium that financed it.

    The J Curve

  • Wind grabbed at the shelter, tore up the edges, thrusting fistfuls of super-heated air beneath.


  • “That fella wild dynamite,” said Mickie, as he tore up several strands of the plant and bunched them, leaves and all, in his hand.

    The Confessions of a Beachcomber

  • The boy paused, uncertain, as Rowra and Hokas tore up the sod a meter from him.

    Hokas Pokas

  • Amzil matter-of-factly tore up her apron to bandage Kara's leg and her own legs.

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  • The enraged Giant tore up a great tree as if it had been a sapling, and throwing it over the chasm thus made a bridge, by means of which he crossed the gap, and again overtook Finette and Yvon just as they reached the coast.

    Folk Tales From Many Lands

  • Then she took the ring and broke it, that none might possess it thenceforward, and tore up the saddle bags; after which she sent to the Shaykh al-Islam and other great officers of state, telling them what had passed and saying to them, “Choose you out a King to rule over you.”

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night


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