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rend

 (rĕnd)
v. rent (rĕnt) also rend·ed, rend·ing, rends
v.tr.
1.
a. To tear or split apart or into pieces violently. See Synonyms at tear1.
b. To tear (one's garments or hair) in anguish or rage.
2. To pull away forcibly; wrest: rent the money from his hand.
3.
a. To pull, split, or divide: "Chip was rent between the impulse to laugh wildly and a bitterness that threatened hot tears" (Louis Auchincloss).
b. To pierce or disturb with sound: a scream rent the silence.
c. To cause pain or distress to: tales that rend the heart.
v.intr.
To become torn or split; come apart: a hole where the seam rends.

[Middle English renden, from Old English rendan.]

rend

(rɛnd)
vb, rends, rending or rent
1. to tear with violent force or to be torn in this way; rip
2. (tr) to tear or pull (one's clothes, etc), esp as a manifestation of rage or grief
3. (tr) (of a noise or cry) to disturb (the air, silence, etc) with a shrill or piercing tone
4. (tr) to pain or distress (the heart, conscience, etc)
[Old English rendan; related to Old Frisian renda]
ˈrendible adj

rend

(rɛnd)

v. rent, rend•ing. v.t.
1. to separate into parts with force or violence; tear apart.
2. to tear (one's garments or hair) in grief or rage.
3. to disturb (the air) sharply with noise.
4. to distress (the heart) with painful feelings.
v.i.
5. to split or tear something.
6. to become torn or split.
[before 950; Middle English; Old English rendan, c. Old Frisian renda]

rend


Past participle: rent
Gerund: rending

Imperative
rend
rend
Present
I rend
you rend
he/she/it rends
we rend
you rend
they rend
Preterite
I rent
you rent
he/she/it rent
we rent
you rent
they rent
Present Continuous
I am rending
you are rending
he/she/it is rending
we are rending
you are rending
they are rending
Present Perfect
I have rent
you have rent
he/she/it has rent
we have rent
you have rent
they have rent
Past Continuous
I was rending
you were rending
he/she/it was rending
we were rending
you were rending
they were rending
Past Perfect
I had rent
you had rent
he/she/it had rent
we had rent
you had rent
they had rent
Future
I will rend
you will rend
he/she/it will rend
we will rend
you will rend
they will rend
Future Perfect
I will have rent
you will have rent
he/she/it will have rent
we will have rent
you will have rent
they will have rent
Future Continuous
I will be rending
you will be rending
he/she/it will be rending
we will be rending
you will be rending
they will be rending
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been rending
you have been rending
he/she/it has been rending
we have been rending
you have been rending
they have been rending
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been rending
you will have been rending
he/she/it will have been rending
we will have been rending
you will have been rending
they will have been rending
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been rending
you had been rending
he/she/it had been rending
we had been rending
you had been rending
they had been rending
Conditional
I would rend
you would rend
he/she/it would rend
we would rend
you would rend
they would rend
Past Conditional
I would have rent
you would have rent
he/she/it would have rent
we would have rent
you would have rent
they would have rent
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.rend - tear or be torn violently; "The curtain ripped from top to bottom"; "pull the cooked chicken into strips"
rupture, tear, snap, bust - separate or cause to separate abruptly; "The rope snapped"; "tear the paper"

rend

rend

verb
To separate or pull apart by force:
Translations
lacero

rend

[rend] (rent (pt, pp)) VT
1. (poet) (= tear) → rasgar, desgarrar; (= split) → hender
to rend sth in twainpartir algo por medio, hender algo
to rend one's clothesrasgar or desgarrar su ropa
2. (fig) a cry rent the airun grito cortó el aire

rend

pret, ptp <rent>
vt (liter) clothzerreißen; armouraufreißen; to rend something from somebody/somethingjdm/einer Sache etw entreißen; a country rent by civil warein vom Bürgerkrieg zerrissenes Land; a cry rent the airein Schrei drang durch die Luft; to rend somebody’s heartjdm das Herz zerreißen

rend

[rɛnd] vt (rent (pt, pp)) (liter) → lacerare
References in classic literature ?
"Rise, Robin Fitzooth, Earl of Huntingdon!" he exclaimed, while a mighty cheer arose from the band and rent the air of the forest.
At the same moment a fearful "hurrah!" rent the air and thirty blades glittered about their heads.
Soon the blood burst forth, and could be seen trickling in a thousand threads down the hunchback's black shoulders; and the slender thongs, in their rotatory motion which rent the air, sprinkled drops of it upon the crowd.
Suddenly a fearful scream rent the air, and the next instant the slaves came up the steps, carrying with them the body of the old man, who had fainted from sorrow!
When she rushed away they had rent the air with such cries as "Slay her!" "Turn her into something extremely unpleasant!" and so on, but the pursuit was delayed while they discussed who should march in front, and this gave Duchess Brownie time to cast herself before the Queen and demand a boon.
'Help!' shrieked the boy in a voice that rent the air.
So saying he turned the horses back through the thick of the battle, and with a cry that rent the air the Trojans and Hector rained their darts after them.
The latter profited by the unintentional offence of his captive, and, seizing him by the thin, grey locks, that fell from beneath his cap, was on the point of passing the blade of his knife in malignant triumph around their roots, when a long, shrill yell rent the air, and was instantly echoed from the surrounding waste, as if a thousand demons opened their throats in common at the summons.
On perceiving this, Claudia, when she had convinced herself that her beloved husband was no more, rent the air with her sighs and made the heavens ring with her lamentations; she tore her hair and scattered it to the winds, she beat her face with her hands and showed all the signs of grief and sorrow that could be conceived to come from an afflicted heart.
So the two stood bandying hard words, whereon the Achaeans sprang to their feet with a cry that rent the air, and were of two minds as to what they should do.
Then many more shrieks, rapid and piercing, like the yells of some exasperated and ruthless creature, rent the air. Progress was calling to Kayerts from the river.
"Screams rent the air. Blood runs into the sand on the street and pavements.