uptear

[ uhp-tair ]
/ ʌpˈtɛər /

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.

Nearby words

  1. upswept,
  2. upswing,
  3. upsy-daisy,
  4. uptake,
  5. uptalk,
  6. upter,
  7. upthrow,
  8. upthrust,
  9. uptick,
  10. uptight

Origin of uptear

First recorded in 1585–95; up- + tear2

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