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rivaling | rivality | rivalrous | rivalry | rivalship | rive | rivel | riven | river | river acheron | river adige


Verb (usu participle)


rivev. t. [Icel. rīfa, akin to Sw. rifva to pull asunder, burst, tear, Dan. rive to rake, pluck, tear. Cf. Reef of land, Rifle a gun, Rift, Rivel.].
     To rend asunder by force; to split; to cleave; as, to rive timber for rails or shingles.  [1913 Webster]
    "I shall ryve him through the sides twain."  [1913 Webster]
    "The scolding winds have rived the knotty oaks."  [1913 Webster]
    "Brutus hath rived my heart."  [1913 Webster]
rivev. i. 
     To be split or rent asunder.  [1913 Webster]
    "Freestone rives, splits, and breaks in any direction."  [1913 Webster]
     A place torn; a rent; a rift.  [1913 Webster]


rive, v. (past rived; past part. riven) archaic or poet.
1 tr. split or tear apart violently.
2 a tr. split (wood or stone). b intr. be split.

ME f. ON r{iacute}fa



amputate, ax, bisect, breach, break, broach, butcher, carve, check, chink, chop, cleave, crack, crevasse, cut, cut apart, cut away, cut in two, cut off, cut open, dichotomize, dispart, dissever, ditch, divaricate, divide, excise, fissure, fly open, fracture, furrow, gap, gash, groove, hack, halve, hew, incise, jigsaw, lance, lay open, ope, open, open up, pare, part, prune, rend, rent, rift, rip, rupture, saw, scissor, separate, sever, slash, slice, slit, slot, snip, split, spread, spread out, spring open, sunder, swing open, tap, tear, tear open, throw open, trench, whittle




VB be disjoined, come off, fall off, come to pieces, fall to pieces, peel off, get loose, disjoin, disconnect, disengage, disunite, dissociate, dispair, divorce, part, dispart, detach, separate, cut off, rescind, segregate, set apart, keep apart, insulate, isolate, throw out of gear, cut adrift, loose, unloose, undo, unbind, unchain, unlock, unpack, unravel, disentangle, set free, sunder, divide, subdivide, sever, dissever, abscind, circumcise, cut, incide, incise, saw, snip, nib, nip, cleave, rive, rend, slit, split, splinter, chip, crack, snap, break, tear, burst, rend, rend asunder, rend in twain, wrench, rupture, shatter, shiver, cranch, crunch, craunch, chop, cut up, rip up, hack, hew, slash, whittle, haggle, hackle, discind, lacerate, scamble, mangle, gash, hash, slice, cut up, carve, dissect, anatomize, dislimb, take to pieces, pull to pieces, pick to pieces, tear to pieces, tear to tatters, tear piecemeal, tear limb from limb, divellicate, skin, disintegrate, dismember, disbranch, disband, disperse, dislocate, disjoint, break up, mince, comminute, apportion, part, part company, separate, leave.

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