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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (extreme)
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
He felt a tearing pain in his calf which made him cry out.Sintió un dolor muy fuerte en la pantorrilla que le hizo gritar.
I was in a tearing hurry because I was going to miss the train.Estaba apuradísima porque iba a perder el tren.
2. (of ripping)
a. de tela que se rasga
There was a tearing sound as I caught my skirt on a nail.Hubo un ruido como de tela que se rasga cuando me enganché la falda en un clavo.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (colloquial)
to be in a tearing hurrytener muchísima prisa tener muchísimo apuro
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tearing [ˈtɛərɪŋ]
with a tearing noise con un ruido de tela que se rasga
at a tearing pace a un paso vertiginoso; to be in a tearing hurry estar muy de prisa
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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