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Definition of "tearing" []

  • Marked by great or violent haste: in a tearing hurry. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "tearing" in a sentence
  • "The Bush administration began their term tearing down the budget surplus the Clinton administration had achieved and talking the nation into a recession."
  • ""That is what I call tearing the marrow out of a body's bones," said"
  • "I will share some of those photos once I actually begin tearing apart the room a bit."