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Definition 1: tear or be torn violently - [verb of contact]

Samples where rive or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The curtain ripped from top to bottom
  • pull the cooked chicken into strips

Synonyms for rive in the sense of this definition

(rive is a kind of ...) separate or cause to separate abruptly

"The rope snapped" "tear the paper"

Definition 2: separate or cut with a tool, such as a sharp instrument - [verb of contact]

Samples where rive or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • cleave the bone

Synonyms for rive in the sense of this definition

(rive is a kind of ...) to separate or be separated by force

"planks were in danger of being torn from the crossbars"

(... is a kind of rive ) split (wood) with a maul and wedges

(... is a kind of rive ) split (wood) into thin sheets

(rive has a similar meaning as ...) make by cutting into

"The water is going to cleave a channel into the rock"

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