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

 rend /ˈrɛnd/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Rend, v. i. To be rent or torn; to become parted; to separate; to split.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Rend v. t. [imp. & p. p. Rent p. pr. & vb. n. Rending.]
 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: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v : tear or be torn violently; "The curtain ripped from top to
          bottom"; "pull the cooked chicken into strips" [syn: rip,
           rive, pull]
      [also: rent]