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rive



Pronunciation: (rīv), [key]
v., rived, rived or riv•en, riv•ing.


v.t.
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.

v.i.
to become rent or split apart: stones that rive easily.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

Rivals, Therivel
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