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  • 1 rend — rend …

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  • 2 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… …

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  • 3 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 …

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

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  • 5 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 …

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  • 6 Rend — Rend, v. i. To be rent or torn; to become parted; to separate; to split. Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 7 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

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

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  • 9 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… …

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  • 10 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… …

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  • 11 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 …

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  • 12 rend — v. tear, rip, lacerate …

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  • 13 rend — vb split, cleave, rive, rip, *tear Analogous words: *separate, divide, sever, sunder …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 14 rend — v. (D; tr.) ( to tear ) to rend into (to rend one s clothes into shreds) * * * [rend] (D; tr.) ( to tear ) to rend into (to rend one s clothes into shreds) …

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  • 15 rend — UK [rend] / US verb [transitive] Word forms rend : present tense I/you/we/they rend he/she/it rends present participle rending past tense rent UK [rent] / US past participle rent literary 1) to tear something into pieces 2) to make someone feel… …

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  • 16 rend — heart·rend·ing·ly; he·rend; rend; rend·ible; …

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  • 17 rend — [[t]re̱nd[/t]] rends, rending, rent 1) VERB To rend something means to tear it. [LITERARY] [V n] ...pain that rends the heart. ...a twisted urge to rend and tear. 2) VERB If a loud sound rends the air, it is sudden and violent. [LITERARY] [V n]… …

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  • 18 rend — verb (past and past participle rent) literary 1》 tear to pieces.     ↘archaic wrench violently. 2》 cause great distress to. Phrases rend the air sound piercingly. rend one s garments (or hair) tear one s clothes (or pull one s hair out) as a sign …

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  • 19 rend — v. (past and past part. rent) archaic or rhet. 1 tr. (foll. by off, from, away, etc.; also absol.) tear or wrench forcibly. 2 tr. & intr. split or divide in pieces or into factions (a country rent by civil war). 3 tr. cause emotional pain to (the …

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  • 20 rend — rendible, adj. /rend/, v., rent, rending. v.t. 1. to separate into parts with force or violence: The storm rent the ship to pieces. 2. to tear apart, split, or divide: a racial problem that is rending the nation. 3. to pull or tear violently… …

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