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It's made of very thin material that tears easily.
He'd torn his raincoat.
I've torn a hole in my sweater!
Mary tore the letter to pieces without reading it.
Reynolds tore the contract in two.
I tore a muscle playing football.
You'll need to tear the old wallpaper off the walls.
The storm had torn the old tree up by the roots.
Those kids are always tearing around here on their bicycles.
Many women feel torn between having a family or a career.
This is the American English definition of tear. View British English definition of tear.