Definition of on a tearUS, informal
- The team has been on a tear in recent weeks.
- The economy is on a tear, but can it last?
: to separate parts of or pull apart by force : rend
: to wound by or as if by pulling apart by force : lacerate
: to divide or disrupt by the pull of contrary forces
: damage from being torn (see 1tear)
: the act of tearing something
: a hurried and violent rush : a tearing pace
: a secretion of profuse tears that overflow the eyelids and dampen the face
: an act of weeping or grieving
: to fill with tears (see 3tear) : shed tears
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