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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Commonly the lowest molding at the base of a column; Pulled apart; Moved with great haste.

Usage examples (38)
  • Away to the window I flew like a flash, tore open the shutters and threw up the sash.
  • The tin also has a small piece of striker I tore from a box of matches.
  • "The skin tore on my finger in the first inning, but it didn't affect me," Towers said.
  • A searing pain tore through her stomach and she shrieked, trying not to writhe on the table. for more
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