tear jerking


Definition of tear jerking

  1. :  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

  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

    :  a transparent drop of fluid or hardened fluid matter (such as resin)

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

    :  a hole or flaw made by tearing

    :  the act of tearing something

jerkplay jerking
  1. :  a single quick motion of short duration

    :  jolting, bouncing, or thrusting motions

    :  a tendency to produce spasmodic motions

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

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

    :  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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