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RIVE (riven)

 Dictionary entry overview: What does rive mean? 

RIVE (verb)
  The verb RIVE has 2 senses:

1. tear or be torn violently
2. separate or cut with a tool, such as a sharp instrument

  Familiarity information: RIVE used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


RIVE (verb)


Sense 1rive [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Tear or be torn violently

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

rend; rip; rive; pull

Context examples:

The curtain ripped from top to bottom / pull the cooked chicken into strips

Hypernyms (to "rive" is one way to...):

bust; rupture; snap; tear (separate or cause to separate abruptly)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 2rive [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Separate or cut with a tool, such as a sharp instrument

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

cleave; rive; split

Context example:

cleave the bone

Hypernyms (to "rive" is one way to...):

tear (to separate or be separated by force)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "rive"):

maul (split (wood) with a maul and wedges)

laminate (split (wood) into thin sheets)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


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