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1. rive

verb. tear or be torn violently.

Synonyms

  • rip
  • rupture
  • pull
  • bust
  • tear
  • rend

Antonyms

  • abduct
  • sheathe
  • refrain
  • disadvantage

Etymology

  • riven (Middle English (1100-1500))

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2. rive

verb. separate or cut with a tool, such as a sharp instrument.

Synonyms

  • tear
  • cleave
  • maul
  • laminate

Antonyms

  • stand still
  • open
  • adduct
  • push

Etymology

  • riven (Middle English (1100-1500))

Sentences with rive


1. Verb, base form
Use a crowbar to gain purchase on the top lip of the wood, then pull the crowbar forward to rive the wood free.

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