shed a tear

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of shed a tear

: to cry or weep
  • I never saw my father shed a single tear, even when my mother died.

Word by Word Definitions

shed play
  1. : to set apart : segregate

  2. : to cause to be dispersed without penetrating

  3. : to cause (blood) to flow by cutting or wounding

  1. : distinction, difference

  2. : something (such as the skin of a snake) that is discarded in shedding

  3. : a divide of land

  1. : a slight structure built for shelter or storage

  2. : a building that resembles a shed

  3. : hut

  1. : to put or house in a shed

tear play
  1. : to separate parts of or pull apart by force : rend

  2. : to wound by or as if by pulling apart by force : lacerate

  3. : to divide or disrupt by the pull of contrary forces

  1. : damage from being torn (see 1tear)

  2. : the act of tearing something

  3. : a hurried and violent rush : a tearing pace

  1. : a drop of clear saline fluid secreted by the lacrimal gland and diffused between the eye and eyelids to moisten the parts and facilitate their motion

  2. : a secretion of profuse tears that overflow the eyelids and dampen the face

  3. : an act of weeping or grieving

  1. : to fill with tears (see 3tear) : shed tears


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