Uptear

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Uptear To tear up.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • uptear To tear up.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Uptear up-tār′ to tear up.
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Usage

In poetry:

Then my father was strong, whom the years lowly bow,--
A bison could wallow in the grooves of his brow.
He is weak, very old--he can scarcely uptear
A young pine-tree for staff since his legs cease to bear;
"The Giant In Glee" by Victor Marie Hugo
King Shuac was mounted on a powerful steed,
Which pressed its way through the ranks with lightning speed;
And with its hoofs the earth it uptears,
Until, with a bound, it dashes through the ranks of opposing spears.
"The Battle of Shina, in Africa, Fought in 1800" by William Topaz McGonagall
So they leapt to their feet, and gave a loud cheer,
While the Arabs swept down upon them without the least fear,
And put aside their rifles, and grasped their spears;
Whilst the British bullets in front of them the earth uptears.
"The Battle of El-Teb" by William Topaz McGonagall