Translation of desgarrar in English:

desgarrar

to tear, v.

transitive verb

  • 1

    (papel/vestido) to tear
    (papel/vestido) to rip
    el clavo le desgarró el vestido she tore / ripped her dress on the nail
    • desgarró el sobre con impaciencia he tore open the envelope impatiently
  • 2

    (destrozar anímicamente)
    (corazón) to break
    el llanto de esa criatura me desgarraba el alma it broke my heart / it was heartrending to hear that poor creature crying like that

pronominal verb

  • 1

    (vestido/camisa) to tear
    (camisa/vestido) to rip
  • 2

    (perineo/parturienta) to tear
    se desgarró un músculo he tore a muscle