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Week #64: Tear is open!


but also see verb definition 3. :D I'm imagining a duel in the lab b/w Radek and Rodney. Or perhaps a 3-way with Miko.

1. a drop of the saline, watery fluid continually secreted by the lacrimal glands between the surface of the eye and the eyelid, serving to moisten and lubricate these parts and keep them clear of foreign particles. Synonyms: teardrop.
2. this fluid appearing in or flowing from the eye as the result of emotion, especially grief: to shed tears.
3. something resembling or suggesting a tear, as a drop of a liquid or a tearlike mass of a solid substance, especially having a spherical or globular shape at one end and tapering to a point at the other: teardrop earrings.
4. Glassmaking . a decorative air bubble enclosed in a glass vessel; air bell.
5. tears, grief; sorrow.

verb (used with object)
1. to fill up and overflow with tears, as the eyes (often followed by up ): My eyes were tearing in the wind. He teared up when he heard the news.
2. to pull apart or in pieces by force, especially so as to leave ragged or irregular edges. Synonyms: rend, rip, rive. Antonyms: mend, repair, sew.
3. to pull or snatch violently; wrench away with force: to tear wrappings from a package; to tear a laptop from someone's hands.
4. to distress greatly: anguish that tears the heart. Synonyms: break, crack, shatter, afflict.
5. to divide or disrupt: a country torn by civil war. Synonyms: disunite, split, splinter. Antonyms: unite, reunite, join, bind.
6. to wound or injure by or as if by rending; lacerate. Synonyms: cut, mangle, slash.

before 900; Middle English teren (v.), Old English teran; cognate with Dutch teren, German zehren to consume, Gothic distairan to destroy, Greek dérein to flay

[from dictionary.reference.com.]

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