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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Rend  \Rend\  (r[e^]nd),  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Rent}  (r?nt);  p.  pr 
  &  vb  n.  {Rending}.]  [AS.  rendan,  hrendan  cf  OFries  renda, 
  randa,  Fries.  renne  to  cut,  rend,  Icel.  hrinda  to  push 
  thrust,  AS  hrindan  or  cf  Icel.  r?na  to  rob,  plunder,  Ir 
  rannaim  to  divide,  share,  part  W.  rhanu  Armor.  ranna.] 
  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. 
  The  dreadful  thunder  Doth  rend  the  region.  --Shak. 
  2.  To  part  or  tear  off  forcibly;  to  take  away  by  force. 
  An  empire  from  its  old  foundations  rent.  --Dryden. 
  I  will  surely  rend  the  kingdom  from  thee.  --1  Kings 
  xi  11. 
  {To  rap  and  rend}.  See  under  {Rap},  v.  t.,  to  snatch. 
  Syn:  To  tear;  burst;  break;  rupture;  lacerate;  fracture; 
  crack;  split. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Rend  \Rend\,  v.  i. 
  To  be  rent  or  torn;  to  become  parted;  to  separate;  to  split. 
  --Jer.  Taylor. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  v  :  tear  or  be  torn  violently;  "The  curtain  ripped  from  top  to 
  bottom"  [syn:  {rip},  {rive},  {pull}] 

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