shed tears

Definition of shed tears

  1. :  to cry or weep They shed tears of joy/gratitude when they heard the news.

Word by Word Definitions

shedplay
  1. :  to set apart :  segregate

    :  to cause to be dispersed without penetrating

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

  1. :  distinction, difference

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

    :  a divide of land

  1. :  a slight structure built for shelter or storage

    :  a single-storied building with one or more sides unenclosed

    :  a building that resembles a shed

  1. :  to put or house in a shed

tearplay tears
  1. :  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

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

    :  a hole or flaw made by tearing

    :  the act of tearing something

  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

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

    :  an act of weeping or grieving

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


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