A drop of the clear salty saline solution secreted by the lacrimal glands:
— His story brought tears to her eyes.
Roget 839: lament, lamentation; wail, complaint, plaint, murmur, mutter, grumble, groan, moan, whine, whimper, sob, sigh, suspiration, heaving, deep sigh. cry etc. (vociferation) 411; scream, howl; outcry, wail of woe, ululation; frown, scowl. tear; weeping etc. v.; flood of tears, fit of crying, lacrimation, lachrymation†, melting mood, weeping and gnashing of teeth. plaintiveness etc. adj.; languishment†; condolence etc. 915. mourning, weeds, willow, cypress, crape, deep mourning; sackcloth and ashes; lachrymatory†; knell etc. 363; deep death song, dirge, coronach†, nenia†, requiem, elegy, epicedium†; threne†; monody, threnody; jeremiad, jeremiade†; ullalulla†. mourner; grumbler etc. (discontent) 832; Noobe; Heraclitus. ... show more
Dutch: traan, waterlander, waterlanders
An opening made forcibly as by pulling apart.
Polish: przedarcie, rozdarcie
An occasion for excessive eating or drinking.
Roget 840: amusement, entertainment, recreation, fun, game, fun and games; diversion, divertissement; reaction, solace; pastime, passetemps [Fr.], sport; labor of love; pleasure etc. 827. relaxation; leisure etc. 685. fun, frolic, merriment, jollity; joviality, jovialness†; heyday; laughter etc. 838; jocosity, jocoseness†; drollery, buffoonery, tomfoolery; mummery, pleasantry; wit etc. 842; quip, quirk. [verbal expressions of amusement: list] giggle, titter, snigger, snicker, crow, cheer, chuckle, shout; horse laugh, belly laugh, hearty laugh; guffaw; burst of laughter, fit of laughter, shout of laughter, roar of laughter, peal of laughter; cachinnation†; Kentish fire; tiger. play; game, game at romps; gambol, romp, prank, antic, rig, lark, spree, skylarking, vagary, monkey trick, gambade, fredaine†, escapade, echappee [Fr.], bout, espieglerie [Fr.]; practical joke etc. (ridicule) 856. dance; hop, reel, rigadoon†, saraband†, hornpipe, bolero, ballroom dance; [ballroom dances: list], minuet, waltz, polka, fox trot, tango, samba, rhumba, twist, stroll, hustle, cha-cha; fandango, cancan; bayadere†; breakdown, cake-walk, cornwallis [U.S.], break dancing; nautch-girl; shindig [U.S.]; skirtdance†, stag dance, Virginia reel, square dance; galop†, galopade†; jig, Irish jig, fling, strathspey†; allemande [Fr.]; gavot†, gavotte, tarantella; mazurka, morisco†, morris dance; quadrille; country dance, folk dance; cotillon, Sir Roger de Coverley; ballet etc. (drama) 599; ball; bal, bal masque, bal costume; masquerade; Terpsichore. festivity, merrymaking; party etc. (social gathering) 892; blowout [U.S.], hullabaloo, hoedown, bat [U.S.], bum [U.S.], bust [Slang], clambake [U.S.], donation party [U.S.], fish fry [U.S.], jamboree [Slang], kantikoy†, nautch†, randy, squantum [U.S.], tear [Slang], Turnerfest†, yule log; fete, festival, gala, ridotto†; revels, revelry, reveling; carnival, brawl, saturnalia, high jinks; feast, banquet etc. (food) 298; regale, symposium, wassail; carouse, carousal; jollification, junket, wake, Irish wake, picnic, fete champetre [Fr.], regatta, field day; treat. round of pleasures, dissipation, a short life and a merry one, racketing, holiday making. rejoicing etc. 838; jubilee etc. (celebration) 883. bonfire, fireworks, feu-de-joie, firecracker. holiday; gala day, red letter day, play day; high days and holidays; high holiday, Bank holiday; May day, Derby day; Saint Monday, Easter Monday, Whit Monday; Bairam†; wayz-goos†, bean feast; Arbor Day, Declaration Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Memorial Day, Thanksgiving Day; Mardi gras [Fr.], mi-careme [Fr.], feria [Lat.], fiesta. place of amusement, theater; hall, concert room, ballroom, assemblyroom†; music hall. park, plaisance†; national park, national forest, state park, county park, city park, vest-pocket park, public park (public) 737.1; arbor; garden etc. (horticulture) 371; pleasure ground, playground, cricketground, croquet ground, archery ground, hunting ground; tennis court, racket court; bowling alley, green alley; croquet lawn, rink, glaciarum†, skating rink; roundabout, merry-go-round; swing; montagne Russe [Fr.]. game of chance, game of skill. athletic sports, gymnastics; archery, rifle shooting; tournament, pugilism etc. (contention) 720; sports etc. 622; horse racing, the turf; aquatics etc. 267; skating, sliding; cricket, tennis, lawn tennis; hockey, football, baseball, soccer, ice hockey, basketball; rackets, fives, trap bat and ball, battledore and shuttlecock, la grace; pall-mall, tipcat†, croquet, golf, curling, pallone†, polo, water polo; tent pegging; tilting at the ring, quintain [Mediev.]; greasy pole; quoits, horseshoes, discus; rounders, lacrosse; tobogganing, water polo; knurr and spell†. [childrens' games] leapfrog, hop skip and jump; mother may I; French and English, tug of war; blindman's bluff, hunt the slopper†, hide and seek, kiss in the ring; snapdragon; cross questions and crooked answers. ; crisscross, hopscotch; jacks, jackstones†, marbles; mumblety-peg, mumble-the-peg, pushball, shinney, shinny, tag &c.; billiards, pool, pingpong, pyramids, bagatelle; bowls, skittles, ninepins, kain†, American bowls†; tenpins [U.S.], tivoli. cards, card games; whist, rubber; round game; loo, cribbage, besique†, euchre, drole†, ecarte [Fr.], picquet†, allfours†, quadrille, omber, reverse, Pope Joan, commit; boston, boaston†; blackjack, twenty-one, vingtun [Fr.]; quinze [Fr.], thirty-one, put, speculation, connections, brag, cassino†, lottery, commerce, snip-snap-snoren†, lift smoke, blind hookey, Polish bank, Earl of Coventry, Napoleon, patience, pairs; banker; blind poker, draw poker, straight poker, stud poker; bluff, bridge, bridge whist; lotto, monte, three-card monte, nap, penny-ante, poker, reversis†, squeezers, old maid, fright, beggar-my-neighbor; baccarat. [cards: list] ace, king, queen, knave, jack, ten, nine, eight, seven, six, five, four, trey, deuce; joker; trump, wild card. [card suits: list] spades, hearts, clubs, diamonds; major suit, minor suit. bower; right bower, left bower; dummy; jackpot; deck. [hands at poker: list] pair, two pair, three of a kind, straight, flush, full-house, four of a kind, royal flush; misere &c.. [board games: list] chess, draughts, checkers, checquers, backgammon, dominos, merelles†, nine men's morris, go bang, solitaire; game of fox and goose; monopoly; loto &c.; [word games: list], scrabble, scribbage, boggle, crossword puzzle, hangman. morra†; gambling etc. (chance) 621. toy, plaything, bauble; doll etc. (puppet ) 554; teetotum†; knickknack etc. (trifle) 643; magic lantern etc. (show) 448; peep show, puppet show, raree show, gallanty show†; toy shop; quips and cranks and wanton wiles, nods and becks quips and cranks and wanton wiles, nods and becks and wreathed smiles" [Milton]. entertainer, showman, showgirl; dancer, tap dancer, song-and-dance man; vaudeville act; singer; musician etc. 416. sportsman, gamester, reveler; master of ceremonies, master of revels; pompom girl†; arbiter elegantiarum [Lat.]; arbiter bibendi [Lat.], archer, fan [U.S.], toxophilite†, turfman†. ... show more
is a broader term that covers: piss-up.
Dutch: vreetbui, zuippartij
The act of tearing.
is a specific kind of: separation.
Polish: porwanie się
Separate or cause to separate abruptly:
— Tear the paper.
Roget 44: be disjoined &c.; come off, fall off, come to pieces, fall to pieces; peel off; get loose. disjoin, disconnect, disengage, disunite, dissociate, dispair†; divorce, part, dispart†, detach, separate, cut off, rescind, segregate; set apart, keep apart; insulate, isolate; throw out of gear; cut adrift; loose; unloose, undo, unbind, unchain, unlock etc. (fix) 43, unpack, unravel; disentangle; set free etc. (liberate) 750. sunder, divide, subdivide, sever, dissever, abscind†; circumcise; cut; incide†, incise; saw, snip, nib, nip, cleave, rive, rend, slit, split, splinter, chip, crack, snap, break, tear, burst; rend &c., rend asunder, rend in twain; wrench, rupture, shatter, shiver, cranch†, crunch, craunch†, chop; cut up, rip up; hack, hew, slash; whittle; haggle, hackle, discind†, lacerate, scamble†, mangle, gash, hash, slice. cut up, carve, dissect, anatomize; dislimb†; take to pieces, pull to pieces, pick to pieces, tear to pieces; tear to tatters, tear piecemeal, tear limb from limb; divellicate†; skin etc. 226; disintegrate, dismember, disbranch†, disband; disperse etc. 73; dislocate, disjoint; break up; mince; comminute etc. (pulverize) 330; apportion etc. 786. part, part company; separate, leave. ... show more
Roget 825: be impatient etc. adj.; not be able to bear etc. 826; bear ill, wince, chafe, champ a bit; be in a stew etc. n.; be out of all patience, fidget, fuss, not have a wink of sleep; toss on one's pillow. lose one's temper etc. 900; break out, burst out, fly out; go off, fly off, fly off at a tangent, fly off the handle, lose one's cool [Coll.]; explode, flare up, flame up, fire up, burst into a flame, take fire, fire, burn; boil, boil over; foam, fume, rage, rave, rant, tear; go wild, run wild, run mad, go into hysterics; run riot, run amuck; battre la campagne [Fr.], faire le diable a quatre [Fr.], play the deuce. ... show more
Roget 274: move quickly, trip, fisk†; speed, hie, hasten, post, spank, scuttle; scud, scuddle†; scour, scour the plain; scamper; run like mad, beat it; fly, race, run a race, cut away, shot, tear, whisk, zoom, swoosh, sweep, skim, brush; cut along, bowl along, barrel along, barrel; scorch, burn up the track; rush etc. (be violent) 173; dash on, dash off, dash forward; bolt; trot, gallop, amble, troll, bound, flit, spring, dart, boom; march in quick time, march in double time; ride hard, get over the ground. hurry etc. (hasten) 684; accelerate, put on; quicken; quicken one's pace, mend one's pace; clap spurs to one's horse; make haste, make rapid strides, make forced marches, make the best of one's way; put one's best leg foremost, stir one's stumps, wing one's way, set off at a score; carry sail, crowd sail; go off like a shot, go like a shot, go ahead, gain ground; outstrip the wind, fly on the wings of the wind. keep up with, keep pace with; outstrip etc. 303; outmarch†. ... show more
Roget 173: be violent etc. adj.; run high; ferment, effervesce; romp, rampage, go on a rampage; run wild, run amuck, run riot; break the peace; rush, tear; rush headlong, rush foremost; raise a storm, make a riot; rough house [Slang]; riot, storm; wreak, bear down, ride roughshod, out Herod, Herod; spread like wildfire (person). [shout or act in anger at something], explode, make a row, kick up a row; boil, boil over; fume, foam, come on like a lion, bluster, rage, roar, fly off the handle, go bananas, go ape, blow one's top, blow one's cool, flip one's lid, hit the ceiling, hit the roof; fly into a rage (anger) 900. break out, fly out, burst out; bounce, explode, go off, displode†, fly, detonate, thunder, blow up, crump†, flash, flare, burst; shock, strain; break open, force open, prize open. render violent etc. adj.; sharpen, stir up, quicken, excite, incite, annoy, urge, lash, stimulate, turn on; irritate, inflame, kindle, suscitate†, foment; accelerate, aggravate, exasperate, exacerbate, convulse, infuriate, madden, lash into fury; fan the flame; add fuel to the flame, pour oil on the fire, oleum addere camino [Lat.]. explode; let fly, fly off; discharge, detonate, set off, detonize†, fulminate. ... show more
Dutch: doorscheuren, scheuren
To separate or be separated by force.
Move quickly and violently.
Strip of feathers.
is a specific kind of: strip.
Dutch: pluimen, plukken
Fill with tears or shed tears.
Moby thesaurus: abrade, abrasion, amputate, assault, attack, autacoid, ax, bacchanal, bacchanalia, bacchanalian, ball the jack, barbarize, bark, barrel, bat, batter, bawling, bender, bile, binge, bisect, blemish, bloody, blubbering, boil, bolt, boom, booze, bout, bowl along, breach, break, breakage, breeze, breeze along, broach, brush, brutalize, bundle, burn, burst, bust, bustle, butcher, buzz about, career, carousal, carouse, carry on, carve, celebration, chafe, chalone, charge, chase, check, chink, chip, chop, chyle, claw, cleave, cleft, clip, colostrum, compotation, concussion, crack, crackle, craze, crevasse, crowd, cry, crying, cut, cut along, cut away, cut in two, cut off, cut open, damage, dart, dash, dash off, dash on, debauch, destroy, devil, dichotomize, digestive secretion, discharge, dispart, dissever, divaricate, divide, double-time, drinking bout, drunk, drunken carousal, endocrine, escapade, evulse, excise, excrete, festinate, fissure, fit of crying, flash burn, fleet, fling, flit, flood of tears, flutter, fly, fly low, fly open, fracture, fray, frazzle, fret, fuss, gall, gallop, gap, gash, gastric juice, get going, get moving, give out, gleet, go fast, go on, good cry, gore, greet, guzzle, hack, halve, hammer, haste, hasten, hew, hie, highball, hole, hormone, humor, hump, hump it, hurry, hurry about, hurry on, hurry through, hurry up, hurry-scurry, hurt, hurtle, hustle, ichor, impair, incise, incision, injure, injury, intestinal juice, jag, jigsaw, lacerate, laceration, lachryma, lachrymosity, lacrimatory, lactate, lactation, lance, lark, lash, lay open, lay waste, leap, lesion, leukorrhea, loot, lose no time, lymph, maim, make a fuss, make haste, make knots, make mincemeat of, mangle, matter, maul, melting mood, milk, mortal wound, move quickly, mucor, mucus, mug, mutilate, mutilation, nip, np, ope, open, open up, orgy, outstrip the wind, overflowing eyes, pancreatic juice, pare, part, peccant humor, phlegm, pierce, pillage, ploy, plunge, post, potation, pour it on, press on, produce, prostatic fluid, prune, pub-crawl, pull, pull apart, puncture, purulence, pus, push on, race, rage, ramp, rampage, randan, randy, rant, rape, rave, rend, rent, revel, rheum, ribbon, rift, riot, rip, rive, roar, ruin, run, rupture, rush, rush about, rush around, rush through, sack, saliva, salivary secretion, sanies, savage, saw, scald, scale, scamper, scissor, scoot, scorch, score, scotch, scour, scramble, scrape, scratch, scud, scuff, scurry, scuttle, secern, second-degree burn, secrete, semen, separate, serous fluid, serum, sever, shoot, shred, sizzle, skedaddle, skim, skin, slash, slaughter, slice, slit, snatch, snip, sniveling, snot, sobbing, sore, sow chaos, speed, sperm, splinter, split, sprain, spread, spread out, spree, spring open, sprint, spurt, stab, stab wound, step on it, stick, storm, storm along, strain, sunder, suppuration, sweat, sweep, swing open, symposium, tap, tear along, tear around, tear bottle, tear open, teardrop, tearful eyes, tearfulness, tears, terrorize, the whites, third-degree burn, throw open, thunder along, thyroxin, toot, trauma, traumatize, urine, vandalize, violate, wassail, water, weep, weepiness, weeping, whimpering, whisk, whittle, whiz, whiz about, wingding, wound, wounds immedicable, wreck, wrench, yank, zing, zip, zoom ... show more.
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