rend
I verb break, burst, cleave, crack, cut, dilacerate, discerp, disscindere, dissect, dissever, disunite, divide, fracture, lacerate, lancinate, rip, rive, rupture, sever, shatter, shiver, slash, slice, snap, splinter, split, sunder, tear, tear asunder II index break (fracture), destroy (efface), dichotomize, disjoint, disperse (scatter), force (break), lancinate, luxate, separate, sever, split

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  • rend — rend …   Dictionnaire des rimes

  • Rend — (r[e^]nd), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Rent} (r[e^]nt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Rending}.] [AS. rendan, hrendan; cf. OFries. renda, randa, Fries. renne to cut, rend, Icel. hrinda to push, thrust, AS. hrindan; or cf. Icel. r[ae]na to rob, plunder, Ir. rannaim… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rend — [ rend ] (past tense and past participle rent [ rent ] ) verb transitive LITERARY 1. ) to tear something into pieces 2. ) to make someone feel great emotion: Her screams would rend the heart of any man. rend the air if a loud shout or sound rends …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Rend — may refer to: * Rend River * Rend Lake …   Wikipedia

  • rend — ► VERB (past and past part. rent) literary 1) tear to pieces. 2) cause great emotional pain to. ● rend the air Cf. ↑rend the air ORIGIN Old English …   English terms dictionary

  • Rend — Rend, v. i. To be rent or torn; to become parted; to separate; to split. Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rend — [rend] v past tense and past participle rent [rent] [T] literary [: Old English; Origin: rendan] to tear or break something violently into pieces …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • rend — sb., et (løb); stikke i rend …   Dansk ordbog

  • rend — [rend] vt. rent, rending [ME renden < OE rendan, akin to OFris renda < IE base * rendh , to tear apart > RIND, Sans randhram, fissure, split] 1. to tear, pull, or rip with violence: with from, off, away, etc. 2. to tear, pull apart, rip… …   English World dictionary

  • rend — O.E. rendon to tear, cut, from W.Gmc. *randijanan (Cf. O.Fris. renda to cut, break, M.L.G. rende anything broken ), related to rind. Not found in other Gmc. languages …   Etymology dictionary

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