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rend

 
 
pronunciation:
rend
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: rended, rending, rends, rent
definition 1: to tear or separate into pieces with force or violence.
He rent his clothing in a fit of fury.
similar words:
chew, pull, rack, rip, sever, split, tear
definition 2: to disturb as if by tearing.
The wolves' howling rent the silence.
similar words:
fracture, tear, violate
definition 3: to trouble or distress (the heart, spirit, or the like).
The hungry child's feeble cry rent her heart.
similar words:
agonize, lacerate, tear
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to tear something apart.