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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Rive v. t. [imp. Rived p. p. Rived or Riven p. pr. & vb. n. Riving.]  To rend asunder by force; to split; to cleave; as, to rive timber for rails or shingles.
    I shall ryve him through the sides twain.   --Chaucer.
    The scolding winds have rived the knotty oaks.   --Shak.
    Brutus hath rived my heart.   --Shak.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Riv·en p. p. & a. from Rive.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: tear or be torn violently; "The curtain ripped from top to
           bottom"; "pull the cooked chicken into strips" [syn: rend,
            rip, pull]
      2: separate or cut with a tool, such as a sharp instrument;
         "cleave the bone" [syn: cleave, split]
      [also: riven]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      See rive