rive

Definitions of rive
1

v tear or be torn violently

Synonyms:
pull, rend, rent, rip
Type of:
bust, rupture, snap, tear
separate or cause to separate abruptly

v separate or cut with a tool, such as a sharp instrument

Synonyms:
cleave, split
cleave
make by cutting into
Types:
maul
split (wood) with a maul and wedges
laminate
split (wood) into thin sheets
Type of:
tear
to separate or be separated by force

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