Rend - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |rend|  American pronunciation of the word rend
Brit.  |rend|  British pronunciation of the word rend


- tear or be torn violently (syn: pull, rip, rive)


They rent the cloth to shreds.

mourners rending their clothes in grief

The soldiers had orders to rend the children from their mothers' arms by force.

The sudden high wind rent the sail to pieces.

The tree was rent in two by the stroke of lightning.

Her tears rent my heart.

Her trembling hand she heaves to rend her hair.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: rend
he/she/it: rends
present participle: rending
past tense: rent
past participle: rent
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