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reave

 (rēv)
v. reaved also reft (rĕft), reav·ing, reaves Archaic
v.tr.
1. To seize and carry off forcibly.
2. To deprive (one) of something; bereave.
v.intr.
To rob, plunder, or pillage.

[Middle English reven, to plunder, from Old English rēafian; see reup- in Indo-European roots.]
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reave

(riːv)
vb, reaves, reaving, reaved or reft (rɛft)
1. to carry off (property, prisoners, etc) by force
2. (foll by: of) to deprive; strip. See also reive
[Old English reāfian; related to Old High German roubōn to rob, Old Norse raufa to break open]

reave

(riːv)
vb, reaves, reaving, reaved or reft (rɛft)
archaic to break or tear (something) apart; cleave
[C13 reven, probably from reave1 and influenced in meaning by rive]
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reave1

(riv)

v.t. reaved reft, reav•ing. Archaic.
to plunder; rob.
[before 900; Middle English reven, Old English rēafian, c. Dutch roven, German rauben to rob]

reave2

(riv)

v.t., v.i. reaved reft, reav•ing.
Archaic. to rend; break; tear.
[1550–60; appar. confusion of reave1 with rive]
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reave


Past participle: reaved/reft
Gerund: reaving

Imperative
reave
reave
Present
I reave
you reave
he/she/it reaves
we reave
you reave
they reave
Preterite
I reaved/reft
you reaved/reft
he/she/it reaved/reft
we reaved/reft
you reaved/reft
they reaved/reft
Present Continuous
I am reaving
you are reaving
he/she/it is reaving
we are reaving
you are reaving
they are reaving
Present Perfect
I have reaved/reft
you have reaved/reft
he/she/it has reaved/reft
we have reaved/reft
you have reaved/reft
they have reaved/reft
Past Continuous
I was reaving
you were reaving
he/she/it was reaving
we were reaving
you were reaving
they were reaving
Past Perfect
I had reaved/reft
you had reaved/reft
he/she/it had reaved/reft
we had reaved/reft
you had reaved/reft
they had reaved/reft
Future
I will reave
you will reave
he/she/it will reave
we will reave
you will reave
they will reave
Future Perfect
I will have reaved/reft
you will have reaved/reft
he/she/it will have reaved/reft
we will have reaved/reft
you will have reaved/reft
they will have reaved/reft
Future Continuous
I will be reaving
you will be reaving
he/she/it will be reaving
we will be reaving
you will be reaving
they will be reaving
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been reaving
you have been reaving
he/she/it has been reaving
we have been reaving
you have been reaving
they have been reaving
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been reaving
you will have been reaving
he/she/it will have been reaving
we will have been reaving
you will have been reaving
they will have been reaving
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been reaving
you had been reaving
he/she/it had been reaving
we had been reaving
you had been reaving
they had been reaving
Conditional
I would reave
you would reave
he/she/it would reave
we would reave
you would reave
they would reave
Past Conditional
I would have reaved/reft
you would have reaved/reft
he/she/it would have reaved/reft
we would have reaved/reft
you would have reaved/reft
they would have reaved/reft
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.reave - steal goods; take as spoils; "During the earthquake people looted the stores that were deserted by their owners"
take - take by force; "Hitler took the Baltic Republics"; "The army took the fort on the hill"
deplume, displume - strip of honors, possessions, or attributes
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