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To tear something, or to be torn

tear

verb

to pull something so that it separates into pieces or gets a hole in it, or to become damaged in this way

rip

verb

to tear something quickly and with a lot of force

rip up

to tear something into small pieces

tear up

to destroy something such as a piece of paper or cloth by pulling it into pieces

shred

verb

to cut or tear food into long thin pieces

rupture

verb

if an organ or object ruptures, or if you rupture it, it bursts or tears suddenly

shred

verb

to destroy a document by putting it into a shredder

rend

verb

to tear something into pieces

tear

verb

to accidentally damage cloth, paper etc with something sharp or by getting it stuck on something

rip

verb

to be torn

SOLE

… a teaching method in which groups of children learn independently using a computer linked to the internet

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bankster

a derogatory word used for referring to people in the banking and investment industry who are thought of as taking serious risks in order to increase their own earnings …

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