Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Tear"

The meaning of "Tear" in various phrases and sentences

Q: O que significa tear me down?
A: An expression stating how much a person OR physical activity hurts you mentally/physically

"This job is really tearing me down"
OR
"Stop tearing me down!"
Q: O que significa tear up?
A: It depends on the context!
It can mean that you're about to cry (tears in your eyes), or that you're ripping something... like a piece of paper.
Q: O que significa tear me apart?
A: If someone tears you apart, you'll be split into two or more pieces.

E.g. The angry bear has torn him apart, and he is barely recognisable now.
Q: O que significa "tore it up" in 61?
A: It means he did well. That he was good at what he did.
Q: O que significa tore up?
A: When talking about a person: The person looks like a mess. The person is not clean, well-mannered or well-kempt.
ie. She all tore up. (Very colloquial/regional use)

As an action it means to have ripped, broken, or severed an object.
ie. I tore up the paper.

Example sentences using "Tear"

Q: Mostra-me frases de exemplo com to tear.
A: @youssel610szc he didn't want to tear up?
Q: Mostra-me frases de exemplo com tearing down.
A: "They are tearing down the old building." Usually used when talking about construction and destruction. It's the same as the word "remove" but you use it when talking about buildings.
Q: Mostra-me frases de exemplo com tore off.
A: I tore off a piece of paper from the note pad and wrote down my shopping list.

I tripped over and some of the skin tore off my knee and it was bleeding.
Q: Mostra-me frases de exemplo com tear it up.
A: "LeBron James is tearing it up on the basketball court." (idiom, means he's playing excellently)
"I tore up the piece of paper." (normal usage of "tear something up")
Q: Mostra-me frases de exemplo com tear.
A: "I had a tear in my eye when I saw all the baby puppies dying"
Here tear means cry
"I looked down and saw I had a tear in my pants"
Here tear means a rip

Synonyms of "Tear" and their differences

Q: Qual é a diferença entre tear it up e pull it apart ?
A: If you tear something up, that usually means you tear it completely, or into little pieces. It's done with force, and usually has a destructive connotation.
i.e. "She tore up the letters she received."
If you pull something apart, it's sort of the same thing, separating into little pieces, but more gently or with care.
i.e. "I pulled apart the pieces of bread." "If the pages of the book have stuck together, just pull them apart."
Q: Qual é a diferença entre I was holding my tear while my teacher was giving a speech today. e I was holding my tear during my teacher's speech today. ?
A: @Cookie-duck Yes, they're pretty much the same.
Q: Qual é a diferença entre tear off e yank off ?
A: Yank off is to pull it off rapidly
Tear off is more careful and not as fast
“Don’t yank off the page, tear off the page so it will be in a better shape.”
Q: Qual é a diferença entre tear up e teared up e torn up ?
A: It depends.

Tear up is the first person singular present tense for "Teared Up," which is the past tense. It means to get tears (water) in your eyes from being emotional/sad. As in, "I tear up when I watch sad movies." "I teared up when she told me about her mother passing away."

Tear up is also the first person singular present tense of "Torn Up," which is the past tense. These mean to rip something up. as in "I tear up all my receipts before throwing them out." "I tore up all the pictures of him after what he did to me."

They are pronounced differently, though spelled the same.

The first one is "teer" like "deer" or "fear". The second one is "tair" like "air" or "fair"
Q: Qual é a diferença entre tear e cry ?
A: Cry is a verb and tear can be a verb (with different meaning: damage...) as well as a noun (the liquid from your eyes)

Translations of "Tear"

Q: Como é que se diz isto em Inglês (EUA)? tear
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Q: Como é que se diz isto em Inglês (EUA)? tear
A: there are two "tears"
tear (TEER): water from eyes when someone cries
"Why are you crying? Wipe that tear."

tear (TARE): a rip
"Careful, don't tear the paper!"
Q: Como é que se diz isto em Inglês (EUA)? tear up
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Q: Como é que se diz isto em Inglês (EUA)? Tear - tore - torn
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Q: Como é que se diz isto em Inglês (EUA)? so, we're torn
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Other questions about "Tear"

Q: Por favor, mostra-me como pronunciar tear .
A:

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Q: Por favor, mostra-me como pronunciar tear.
A: Thanks! It seems to me that in the song "tear us apart", the guy says something like this though
Q: I could not tear myself from it soa natural?
A: Yes if you like either works, to be honest it really depends on if you want it to sound harder or not. Taking away the “myself” makes the sentence seem more raw which is good.
Q: Por favor, mostra-me como pronunciar tear.
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