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uptear

[ uhp-tair ]
/ ʌpˈtɛər /
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verb (used with object), up·tore, up·torn, up·tear·ing.

to wrench or tear out by or as if by the roots or foundations; destroy.

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Origin of uptear

First recorded in 1585–95; up- + tear2
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