torn

[ tawrn, tohrn ]
/ tɔrn, toʊrn /
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verb

past participle of tear2.

Nearby words

  1. torino,
  2. torment,
  3. tormentil,
  4. tormentor,
  5. tormé,
  6. torn between, be,
  7. tornadic,
  8. tornado,
  9. tornado belt,
  10. tornaria

Related formsun·torn, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for untorn

torn

/ (tɔːn) /

verb

the past participle of tear 1 (def. 2)
that's torn it British slang an unexpected event or circumstance has upset one's plans

adjective

split or cut
divided or undecided, as in preferencehe was torn between staying and leaving
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Word Origin and History for untorn

torn

past participle of tear (v.); from Old English getoren.

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