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tore

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[ tawr, tohr ]
/ tɔr, toʊr /
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verb

simple past tense of tear2.
Nonstandard. a past participle of tear2.

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Definition for tore (2 of 2)

tore2
[ tawr, tohr ]
/ tɔr, toʊr /

noun

a torus.

Origin of tore

2
<French <Latin torus
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British Dictionary definitions for tore (1 of 2)

tore1
/ (tɔː) /

verb

the past tense of tear 1

British Dictionary definitions for tore (2 of 2)

tore2
/ (tɔː) /

noun

architect another name for torus (def. 1)

Word Origin for tore

C17: from French, from Latin: torus
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