tears spring to someone's eyes

Definition of tears spring to someone's eyes

  1. —used to say that someone suddenly starts to cry Tears sprang to his eyes when he read about the accident.

Word by Word Definitions

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

springplay
  1. :  dart, shoot

    :  to be resilient or elastic

    :  to move by elastic force

  1. :  a source of supply

    :  a source of water issuing from the ground

    :  an ultimate source especially of action or motion

  1. :  to fit with springs

someoneplay
  1. :  some person :  somebody

eyeplay eyes
  1. :  a specialized light-sensitive sensory structure of animals that in nearly all vertebrates, most arthropods, and some mollusks is the image-forming organ of sight

    :  the nearly spherical usually paired hollow organ of sight in vertebrates that is filled with a jellylike material, is lined with a photosensitive retina, and is lodged in a bony orbit in the skull

    :  all the visible structures within and surrounding the orbit and including eyelids, eyelashes, and eyebrows

  1. :  to fix the eyes on :  look at

    :  contemplate, consider

    :  to watch or study closely


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