Rend

Definition of Rend

Pronunciation: rĕnd
v. t.1.To separate into parts with force or sudden violence; to tear asunder; to split; to burst; as, powder rends a rock in blasting; lightning rends an oak.
[imp. & p. p. Rent (rĕnt); p. pr. & vb. n. Rending.]
2.To part or tear off forcibly; to take away by force.
I will surely rend the kingdom from thee.
- 1 Kings xi. 11.
To rap and rend
See under Rap, v. t., to snatch.
v. i.1.To be rent or torn; to become parted; to separate; to split.

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