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English verb: rive

1. rive (contact) tear or be torn violently


SamplesThe curtain ripped from top to bottom.
Pull the cooked chicken into strips.


Synonymspull, rend, rip


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)bust, rupture, snap, tear

2. rive (contact) separate or cut with a tool, such as a sharp instrument


SamplesCleave the bone.


Synonymscleave, split


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)tear


Narrower (hyponym)laminate, maul


Verb groupcleave









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