What is the past tense of tear?

Simple Past: (1) Tore (obs. Tare) = 'To rend (a solid material) by holding or restraining in two places and pulling apart.' (2) Teared = 'To produce tears.'
Past Participle: (1) Torn = 'To rend (a solid material) by holding or restraining in two places and pulling apart.' (2) Teared = 'To produce tears.'
Present Participle: Tearing

Glossary:
- obs.(obsolete) - No longer in use, and no longer likely to be understood.
- (1),(2) - Different past tense depending on context.





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