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rives

verb
present tense third-person singular of rive

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1 to cause to separate into pieces usually suddenly or forcibly
  • road pavement that had been riven by the annual freeze-and-thaw cycle

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2 to cause (something) to separate into jagged pieces by violently pulling at it
  • the bitter disappointment threatened to rive my heart in two

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riversides

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rivet

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“Rives.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/rives. Accessed 27 Nov. 2021.

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