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to pull something so that it separates into pieces or gets a hole in it, or to become damaged in this way
to tear something quickly and with a lot of force
to tear something into small pieces
to destroy something such as a piece of paper or cloth by pulling it into pieces
to cut or tear food into long thin pieces
if an organ or object ruptures, or if you rupture it, it bursts or tears suddenly
to destroy a document by putting it into a shredder
to accidentally damage cloth, paper etc with something sharp or by getting it stuck on something
to be torn
used to describe something which is done more carefully and over a longer period of time …
the methods and principles of teaching
the practice of giving birth in the presence of several friends and relatives
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