rive

Definitions of rive
  1. verb
    tear or be torn violently
    synonyms: pull, rend, rent, rip
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    type of:
    bust, rupture, snap, tear
    separate or cause to separate abruptly
  2. verb
    separate or cut with a tool, such as a sharp instrument
    synonyms: cleave, split
    cleave
    make by cutting into
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    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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