reduce (someone) to tears
Definition of reduce (someone) to tears
: to cause (someone) to cry The movie's ending reduced them to tears.
Word by Word Definitions
: to draw together or cause to converge : consolidate
: to diminish in size, amount, extent, or number
: to decrease the volume and concentrate the flavor of by boiling
: some person : somebody
: to fill with tears (see 1tear) : shed tears
: 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
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