- tear something up
Meaning: to rip into pieces
Example: I tore up the forms with my personal information before I threw them in the trash.
Not to be confused with:
Meaning: to start to develop tears
Example: She teared up during the movie.
Did you know that women blink nearly twice as much as men? Maybe women’s eyes naturally cleanse themselves more often causing them to tear up more easily than men?
On average, women cry about five times a month. And men cry about once every month or two. Do you know why? Women produce more prolactin, the hormone that controls the neurotransmitter receptors in our tear glands. Women’s tear ducts (the place where tears come from) are anatomically different than male tear ducts, resulting in a larger volume of tears. Now when I cry I can blame it on biology!