tear hair

tear hair
pull out hair, rip out hair

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • tear your hair out — tear/pull/your hair out informal phrase to feel very worried or very annoyed about something because you do not know what to do about it Thesaurus: to be, or to become angry or annoyedsynonym to worry or feel nervous about somethingsynonym …   Useful english dictionary

  • tear — Ⅰ. tear [1] ► VERB (past tore; past part. torn) 1) rip a hole or split in. 2) (usu. tear up) pull or rip apart or to pieces. 3) damage (a muscle or ligament) by overstretching it. 4) (usu …   English terms dictionary

  • tear (your) hair (out) — to be extremely worried or upset about something. I got my new tax bill and decided I could tear my hair or move, so I ve decided to sell and move. Companies are pulling their hair out trying to decide how to deal with these new regulations …   New idioms dictionary

  • Tear — (t[^a]r), v. t. [imp. {Tore} (t[=o]r), ((Obs. {Tare}) (t[^a]r); p. p. {Torn} (t[=o]rn); p. pr. & vb. n. {Tearing}.] [OE. teren, AS. teran; akin to OS. farterian to destroy, D. teren to consume, G. zerren to pull, to tear, zehren to consume, Icel …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hair — [ her ] noun *** uncount the thing that grows on your head in a mass of thin fibers: long black hair a girl with dark shoulder length hair He wore his hair in a ponytail. You need to brush your hair before you go out. a. uncount hair that grows… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • tear one's hair out — ► tear one s hair out informal feel extreme desperation. Main Entry: ↑tear …   English terms dictionary

  • tear your hair out — If someone is tearing their hair out, they are extremely worried or agitated about something …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • tear your hair (out) — tear your ˈhair (out) idiom (informal) to show that you are very angry or anxious about sth • She s keeping very calm anyone else would be tearing their hair out. Main entry: ↑tearidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • tear — tear1 W3S3 [tıə US tır] n 1.) [C usually plural] a drop of salty liquid that comes out of your eye when you are crying ▪ The children were all in tears . ▪ She came home in floods of tears . ▪ I could see that Sam was close to tears . ▪ Bridget… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • tear — 1 noun 1 (C) a drop of salty liquid that flows from your eye when you are crying: Tears just rolled down his face. | tear stained cheeks | (be) in tears (=crying): My wife actually broke down in tears telling me. | burst into tears (=suddenly… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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