tore vs torn :

tore vs torn

tore or torn

Tore means to cause something to tear or rip into shreds like a whole becoming several parts.

"The dog tore my school uniform!"

Torn is the past participle of the word, tear which means to cause something usually paper or fabric to rapidly become two parts.

"The Suit remained torn since no one would fix it."

‘Tore’ is the past tense of tear, meaning to rip something.

“I had to get a new piece of paper because I accidentally tore the other one.”

‘Torn’ is the adjective that means it has been ripped.

“The old book had many torn pages and a stained cover.”


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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- 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
  • 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