- past participle of uptear.
- to wrench or tear out by or as if by the roots or foundations; destroy.
Origin of uptear
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Examples from the Web for uptorn
But the Big Sandy was now swollen beyond its banks, and the rapid current was filled with floating logs and uptorn trees.From Canal Boy to President
Horatio Alger, Jr.
Then, in a small opening where the uptorn roots of a tree rose like a wall at one side, it halted.The Pathless Trail</p>
Arthur O. (Arthur Olney) Friel
Just as she reached him, looking at him instead of the rough ground, all rutted with uptorn roots, she slipped and almost fell.Captivity</p>
M. Leonora Eyles
Not that I liked changes, for heart vines bleed freely when uptorn, and friendship's stocks cannot be bought on margin.St. Cuthbert's
Robert E. Knowles
Two of them belonged to the ration-party, and the others were Tommies who had been engaged in relaying the uptorn line.A Lively Bit of the Front
Percy F. Westerman