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Definitions of tearing

  1. shedding tears Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. marked by extreme intensity of emotions or convictions; inclined to react violently; fervid; "fierce loyalty"; "in a tearing rage"; "vehement dislike"; "violent passions" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. Raving; noisy; astonishing. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for tearing

  1. He waved his whip and kept her off, and the race- horse kept tearing along. – The White Peacock by D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
  2. The horses were now tearing along at a furious gallop. – Jack Archer by G. A. Henty