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Another word for rive

  1. To separate or pull apart by force

      1. To pull apart or into pieces by force; rend.
      2. To cause to be pulled apart unintentionally, as by accident:
      3. To lacerate (the skin, for example).
      1. To divide (something) from end to end, into layers, or along the grain:
      2. To cause to be split unintentionally:
      3. To cause to undergo nuclear fission or division into elements:
      1. To move swiftly on foot so that both or all feet are not on the ground during each stride.
      2. To retreat rapidly; flee:
      3. To depart; leave:
      1. To cut, tear apart, or tear away roughly or energetically.
      2. To cause to be pulled apart, as by an accident:
      3. To split or saw (wood) along the grain.
      1. To tear or split apart or into pieces violently.
      2. To tear (one's garments or hair) in anguish or rage.
      3. To pull away forcibly; wrest:
  2. To crack or split into two or more fragments by means of or as a result of force, a blow, or strain

      1. To break into two or more pieces or parts; sever:
      2. To force or keep apart:
      3. To form a barrier or border between:
      1. A sharp, slender piece, as of wood, bone, glass, or metal, split or broken off from a main body.
      2. A splinter group.
      3. To split or break into sharp, slender pieces; form splinters.
      1. To break (something) into pieces suddenly, noisily, and violently; shatter.
      2. To render (something) into a mush or pulp, as by throwing or crushing:
      3. To strike with a heavy blow or impact:
      1. To shake or tremble, as from cold or fear.
      2. To quiver or vibrate, as by the force of the wind.
      3. To cause (a sail) to flutter by sailing too close to the wind.
      1. To cause to break or burst suddenly into pieces, as with a violent blow.
      2. To damage seriously; disable:
      3. To cause the destruction or ruin of; destroy:
      1. A fissure, crack, or opening, as in rock.
      2. A break in friendly relations:
      3. An area where the lithosphere is thinning, typically associated with large faults and grabens.
      1. The act or process of breaking.
      2. The condition of having been broken or ruptured:
      3. A break, rupture, or crack, especially in bone or cartilage.
      1. To cause to separate into pieces suddenly or violently; smash.
      2. To divide into pieces, as by bending or cutting:
      3. To separate into components or parts:
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