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tear Tweet Definition of tear Like Definition of tear on Facebook
noun
  1. A hole or break caused by tearing.
A small is easy to mend, if it is on the seam.
verb (tears, tearing, tore, torn)
  1. (transitive) To rend (a solid material) by holding or restraining in two places and pulling apart, whether intentionally or not; to destroy or separate.
He tore his coat on the nail.
  1. (transitive) (followed by off or out) To remove by tearing.
Tear the coupon out of the newspaper.
  1. (intransitive) To become torn, especially accidentally.
My dress has torn.
  1. (intransitive) To move at excessive speed.
He went tearing down the hill at 90 miles per hour.
temper Tweet Definition of temper Like Definition of temper on Facebook
noun
  1. A tendency to anger or lose patience easily.
He has quite a when dealing with salespeople.
  1. The heat treatment to which a metal or other material has been subjected; a material that has undergone a particular heat treatment.
verb
  1. To moderate or control.
Temper your language around children.
  1. To heat-treat a material, particularly a metal.
Next, the steel by dropping the white hot metal into cold water.
  1. To mix clay, plaster or mortar with water to obtain the proper consistency
terra cotta Tweet Definition of terra cotta Like Definition of terra cotta on Facebook
noun
  1. (alternative spelling of, terracotta)
terra-cotta Tweet Definition of terra-cotta Like Definition of terra-cotta on Facebook
noun
  1. an unglazed hard-baked clay pottery
  2. (colour) a reddish brown colour, like that of terra cotta.
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adjective
  1. (colour) of a reddish brown colour, like that of terra cotta.
Toby Tweet Definition of Toby Like Definition of Toby on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (given name, male), the English vernacular form of Tobias.
tumbler Tweet Definition of tumbler Like Definition of tumbler on Facebook
noun
  1. One who tumbles; one who plays tricks by various motions of the body; an acrobat.
  2. A movable obstruction in a lock, consisting of a lever, latch, wheel, slide, or the like, which must be adjusted to a particular position by a key or other means before the bolt can be thrown in locking or unlocking.
  1. A piece attached to, or forming part of, the hammer of a gunlock, upon which the mainspring acts and in which are the notches for sear point to enter.
    1. A drinking glass, without a foot or stem; " so called because originally it had a pointed or convex base, and could not be set down with any liquor in it, thus compelling the drinker to finish his measure.
    2. A variety of the domestic pigeon remarkable for its habit of tumbling, or turning somersaults, during its flight.

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