tore vs torn :

tore or torn

Is the road in front of your house “all tore up”? In some dialects that’s what people say. But for standard English speakers what happens to stuff is that it gets torn up. That guy who tore up your love letter left you feeling torn up.

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Definitions

  • n  commonly the lowest molding at the base of a column
  • v  separate or cause to separate abruptly
  • v  to separate or be separated by force
  • v  move quickly and violently
    The car tore down the street
  • v  strip of feathers
  • v  fill with tears or shed tears

  • v  separate or cause to separate abruptly
  • v  to separate or be separated by force
    planks were in danger of being torn from the crossbars
  • v  move quickly and violently
  • v  strip of feathers
  • v  fill with tears or shed tears
  • s  having edges that are jagged from injury
  • s  disrupted by the pull of contrary forces
    torn between love and hate
    torn by conflicting loyalties
    torn by religious dissensions
News & Articles

  • Bomb on Pakistani women's university bus kills 11
    QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — A bomb tore through a bus of female university students in southwestern Pakistan Saturday, killing 11, officials said. As family and friends gathered at the hospital another blast went off, followed by a flurry of bullets that sent bystanders running for cover.
    June 15, 2013 - Associated Press via Yahoo! News
  • Bomb on Pakistani women's university bus kills 11- Pakistan frees hospital hostages from gunmen
    QUETTA, Pakistan – A bomb tore through a bus of female university students in southwestern Pakistan Saturday, killing 11, officials said. As family and friends gathered at the hospital another blast went off, followed by a flurry of bullets that sent bystanders running for cover.
    June 15, 2013 - Fox News
  • A successful debut for the Maple City Grand Prix
    La PORTE — They tore across the surface of Stone Lake on Saturday, ripping through the water at speeds of 120 mph and hitting sharp corners with barely a change of pace.
    June 15, 2013 - The Michigan City News-Dispatch