What does the word tear mean?

Usage examples for tear

  1. There was just a tear in the corner of Polly's eye, though Polly was very careful that he shouldn't see it. – Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope
  2. She remembered how, after they were engaged, he spent every moment he could tear himself away from his affairs at her side. – The Man Who Rose Again by Joseph Hocking
  3. I did not think he'd care so much, and I don't know what to do with the paper unless I tear it up. – Miss McDonald by Mary J. Holmes