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1. rend

verb. tear or be torn violently.

Synonyms

  • rive
  • rip
  • rupture
  • pull
  • bust
  • tear

Antonyms

  • stand still
  • open
  • adduct
  • push

Etymology

  • renden (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • rendan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Example sentences of the word rend


1. Verb, base form
It is traditional for the family to rend their clothing or wear a torn piece of black ribbon on their lapel as a symbol of grief.

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