Rive



verb (used with object), rived, rived or riven, riving.
1.
to tear or rend apart:
to rive meat from a bone.
2.
to separate by striking; split; cleave.
3.
to rend, harrow, or distress (the feelings, heart, etc.).
4.
to split (wood) radially from a log.
verb (used without object), rived, rived or riven, riving.
5.
to become rent or split apart:
stones that rive easily.
verb (usually passive) rives, riving, rived, rived, riven (ˈrɪvən)
1.
to split asunder: a tree riven by lightning
2.
to tear apart: riven to shreds
3.
(archaic) to break (the heart) or (of the heart) to be broken

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