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tears

/ (tɪəz) /
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pl n

the clear salty solution secreted by the lacrimal glands that lubricates and cleanses the surface of the eyeball and inner surface of the eyelidsRelated adjective: lachrymal
a state of intense frustration (esp in the phrase bored to tears)
in tears weeping
without tears presented so as to be easily assimilatedreading without tears

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Idioms and Phrases with tears

tears

see bore to death (tears); burst into (tears); crocodile tears. Also see under tear.

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