rend v. tear, rip, lacerate

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  • rending — index separation Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • Rending — Rend Rend (r[e^]nd), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Rent} (r[e^]nt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Rending}.] [AS. rendan, hrendan; cf. OFries. renda, randa, Fries. renne to cut, rend, Icel. hrinda to push, thrust, AS. hrindan; or cf. Icel. r[ae]na to rob, plunder, Ir …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rending — adjective resembling a sound of violent tearing as of something ripped apart or lightning splitting a tree (Freq. 2) the tree split with a great ripping sound heard a rending roar as the crowd surged forward • Syn: ↑ripping, ↑splitting • Similar… …   Useful english dictionary

  • rending — adjective that rends …   Wiktionary

  • rending — grinned …   Anagrams dictionary

  • heart-rending — also heartrending, heart rending, 1680s, from HEART (Cf. heart) + prp. of REND (Cf. rend). Related: Heart rendingly …   Etymology dictionary

  • heart-rending — also heartrending ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n You use heart rending to describe something that causes you to feel great sadness and pity. ...heart rending pictures of refugees... I heard the most heartrending screams and moans. Syn: heartbreaking …   English dictionary

  • garment rending — /ˈgamənt rɛndɪŋ/ (say gahmuhnt rending) noun extreme demonstrations of concern, grief, regret, etc.: garment rending ends in compromise. {from the Old Testament (Joel 2:12–13) And rend your hearts, and not your garments , with reference to the… …  

  • heart-rending — [härt′ren΄diŋ] adj. causing much grief or mental anguish heart rendingly adv. * * * heart rend·ing or heart·rend·ing (härtʹrĕn dĭng) adj. Causing anguish or deep distress; arousing deep sympathy. * * * …   Universalium

  • heart-rending — adj. Heart rending is used with these nouns: ↑story …   Collocations dictionary

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