n. the act of tearing; "he took the manuscript in both hands and gave it a mighty tear"
bout, binge, tear, bust
n. an occasion for excessive eating or drinking; "they went on a bust that lasted three days"
v. fill with tears or shed tears; "Her eyes were tearing"
v. to separate or be separated by force; "planks were in danger of being torn from the crossbars"
bust, snap, rupture, tear
v. separate or cause to separate abruptly; "The rope snapped"; "tear the paper"
shoot down, buck, charge, tear, shoot
v. move quickly and violently; "The car tore down the street"; "He came charging into my office"
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n. an ostentatious display (of effort or extravagance etc.)
v. crack; of the male voice in puberty; "his voice is breaking--he should no longer sing in the choir"
burst outward, explode, burst
v. burst outward, usually with noise; "The champagne bottle exploded"
v. cause to break into many pieces; "shatter the plate"
v. hit (a tennis ball) in a powerful overhead stroke
v. break (a bone); "She broke her clavicle"
v. break into simpler molecules by means of heat; "The petroleum cracked"
v. break into simpler molecules by means of heat; "The petroleum cracked"
v. to undergo a reversible or temporary breakdown of a molecule into simpler molecules or atoms; "acids dissociate to give hydrogen ions"
hold up, sustain, support, hold
v. be the physical support of; carry the weight of; "The beam holds up the roof"; "He supported me with one hand while I balanced on the beam"; "What's holding that mirror?"
v. have internal elements or parts logically connected so that aesthetic consistency results; "the principles by which societies cohere"
v. separate (a small unit) from a larger, especially for a special assignment; "detach a regiment"
come away, come off, detach
v. come to be detached; "His retina detached and he had to be rushed into surgery"
v. scratch, scrape, pull, or dig with claws or nails
open up, open
v. become open; "The door opened"
v. fasten into place by fixing an end or point into something; "stick the corner of the sheet under the mattress"
v. find a flaw in; "break an alibi"; "break down a proof"
v. find a flaw in; "break an alibi"; "break down a proof"
v. make a hole into; "The needle pierced her flesh"
perforate, punch
v. make a hole into or between, as for ease of separation; "perforate the sheets of paper"
brooch, clasp
v. fasten with or as if with a brooch
v. make by cutting into; "The water is going to cleave a channel into the rock"
crash, go down
v. stop operating; "My computer crashed last night"; "The system goes down at least once a week"
v. divide or split up; "The cells segmented"
v. move precipitously or violently; "The tornado ripped along the coast"
v. make withdrawn or isolated or emotionally dissociated; "the boring work alienated his employees"
v. be dispersed or disseminated; "Rumors and accusations are flying"
spirt, spurt, forge
v. move or act with a sudden increase in speed or energy
dart, fleet, flutter, flit
v. move along rapidly and lightly; skim or dart; "The hummingbird flitted among the branches"
wing, fly
v. travel through the air; be airborne; "Man cannot fly"
v. swim under water; "the children enjoyed diving and looking for shells"
jump off, leap, jump
v. jump down from an elevated point; "the parachutist didn't want to jump"; "every year, hundreds of people jump off the Golden Gate bridge"; "the widow leapt into the funeral pyre"
v. move suddenly, energetically, or violently; "He burst out of the house into the cool night"
v. move or jump suddenly; "She bolted from her seat"
thrust, hurtle, hurl, lunge
v. make a thrusting forward movement
make off, go off, run off, absquatulate, decamp, bolt, abscond
v. run away; usually includes taking something or somebody along; "The thief made off with our silver"; "the accountant absconded with the cash from the safe"
take flight, fly, flee
v. run away quickly; "He threw down his gun and fled"
v. move with or as if with a rushing sound; "The cars hurtled by"
v. support materially or financially; "he does not support his natural children"; "The scholarship supported me when I was in college"
portion out, divvy up, deal, apportion, share
v. give out as one's portion or share
institutionalise, charge, send, institutionalize, commit
v. cause to be admitted; of persons to an institution; "After the second episode, she had to be committed"; "he was committed to prison"
hold, maintain, keep
v. keep in a certain state, position, or activity; e.g., "keep clean"; "hold in place"; "She always held herself as a lady"; "The students keep me on my toes"
shoot up
v. rise dramatically; "Prices shot up overnight"
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