tear jerking

adjective

Definition of tear jerking

: being or related to a story, song, movie, etc., that makes someone cry or feel very sad
  • a tear-jerking love song

Word by Word Definitions

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

jerk play jerking
  1. : an annoyingly stupid or foolish person

  2. : an unlikable person

  3. : a single quick motion of short duration

  1. : to give a quick suddenly arrested push, pull, or twist to

  2. : to propel or move with or as if with a quick suddenly arrested motion

  3. : to mix and serve (drinks, such as sodas) behind a soda fountain

  1. : to preserve (meat) in long sun-dried slices


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