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torn

verb
past participle of tear

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1 to cause (something) to separate into jagged pieces by violently pulling at it
  • angrily tore the letter to shreds

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2 to separate or remove by forceful pulling
  • tore the book from his hand

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“Torn.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/torn. Accessed 27 Feb. 2020.

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