rive


rive

verb

Definition of RIVE

1
to cause to separate into pieces usually suddenly or forcibly <road pavement that had been riven by the annual freeze-and-thaw cycle>
2
to cause (something) to separate into jagged pieces by violently pulling at it <the bitter disappointment threatened to rive my heart in two>
Synonyms rend, ribbon, rip, rive, shred, tatter

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