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chew to tear or grind between the teeth.
claw to scratch, tear, dig, or pull with or as if with claws. [1/4 definitions]
demolish to tear down or destroy.
dismantle to tear down; take apart.
fang a long, pointed tooth. Some animals use their fangs to hold and tear prey. Some snakes have hollow fangs through which they inject poison.
homograph a word that has the same spelling as another but a different meaning and history. Homographs are often pronounced differently from each other. In the sentence, "She shed a tear over the tear in her dress," the two words spelled "t-e-a-r" are homographs.
level to tear down or destroy. [1/10 definitions]
patch a small piece of material used to cover a hole or tear or to make a weak place stronger. [1/6 definitions]
peel1 to pull, tear, or cut the outer covering from. [1/5 definitions]
pull to tear in a specific way. [1/8 definitions]
rip1 to cut open, off, or apart with force; tear. [3 definitions]
rupture to break or tear open. [1/3 definitions]
shred to cut or tear to shreds. [1/3 definitions]
split to break up or separate by force or as though by force; tear apart. [1/10 definitions]
tore past tense of tear2.
torn the past participle of tear2.
uproot to pull up or tear out of the ground by the roots. [1/2 definitions]
wreck to tear down or apart. [1/4 definitions]