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Rend vs. Tear

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Rendverb

(transitive) To separate into parts with force or sudden violence; to split; to burst

‘Powder rends a rock in blasting.’; ‘Lightning rends an oak.’;

Tearverb

(transitive) To rend (a solid material) by holding or restraining in two places and pulling apart, whether intentionally or not; to destroy or separate.

‘He tore his coat on the nail.’;

Rendverb

(transitive) To part or tear off forcibly; to take away by force.

Tearverb

(transitive) To injure as if by pulling apart.

‘He has a torn ligament.’; ‘He tore some muscles in a weight-lifting accident.’;

Rendverb

(intransitive) To be rent or torn; to become parted; to separate; to split.

‘Relationships may rend if tempers flare.’;

Tearverb

(transitive) To destroy or reduce abstract unity or coherence, such as social, political or emotional.

‘He was torn by conflicting emotions.’;

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Rendnoun

A violent separation of parts.

Tearverb

(transitive) To make (an opening) with force or energy.

‘A piece of debris tore a tiny straight channel through the satellite.’; ‘His boss will tear him a new one when he finds out.’; ‘The artillery tore a gap in the line.’;

Rendverb

To separate into parts with force or sudden violence; to tear asunder; to split; to burst; as, powder rends a rock in blasting; lightning rends an oak.

‘The dreadful thunderDoth rend the region.’;

Tearverb

To remove by tearing.

‘Tear the coupon out of the newspaper.’;

Rendverb

To part or tear off forcibly; to take away by force.

‘An empire from its old foundations rent.’; ‘I will surely rend the kingdom from thee.’;

Tearverb

To demolish

‘The slums were torn down to make way for the new development.’;

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Rendverb

To be rent or torn; to become parted; to separate; to split.

Tearverb

(intransitive) To become torn, especially accidentally.

‘My dress has torn.’;

Rendverb

tear or be torn violently;

‘The curtain ripped from top to bottom’; ‘pull the cooked chicken into strips’;

Tearverb

(intransitive) To move or act with great speed, energy, or violence.

‘He went tearing down the hill at 90 miles per hour.’; ‘The tornado lingered, tearing through town, leaving nothing upright.’; ‘He tore into the backlog of complaints.’;

Rendverb

tear (something) into pieces

‘snapping teeth that would rend human flesh to shreds’; ‘the speculation and confusion which was rending the civilized world’;

Tearverb

(intransitive) To smash or enter something with great force.

‘The chain shot tore into the approaching line of infantry.’;

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Rendverb

wrench (something) violently

‘he rent the branch out of the tree’;

Tearverb

(intransitive) To produce tears.

‘Her eyes began to tear in the harsh wind.’;

Rendverb

cause great emotional pain to

‘you tell me this in order to make me able to betray you without rending my heart’;

Tearnoun

A hole or break caused by tearing.

‘A small tear is easy to mend, if it is on the seam.’;

Tearnoun

(slang) A rampage.

‘to go on a tear’;

Tearnoun

A drop of clear, salty liquid produced from the eyes by crying or irritation.

‘There were big tears rolling down Lisa's cheeks.’; ‘Ryan wiped the tear from the paper he was crying on.’;

Tearnoun

Something in the form of a transparent drop of fluid matter; also, a solid, transparent, tear-shaped drop, as of some balsams or resins.

Tearnoun

(glass manufacture) A partially vitrified bit of clay in glass.

Tearnoun

That which causes or accompanies tears; a lament; a dirge.

Tearnoun

A drop of the limpid, saline fluid secreted, normally in small amount, by the lachrymal gland, and diffused between the eye and the eyelids to moisten the parts and facilitate their motion. Ordinarily the secretion passes through the lachrymal duct into the nose, but when it is increased by emotion or other causes, it overflows the lids.

‘And yet for thee ne wept she never a tear.’;

Tearnoun

Something in the form of a transparent drop of fluid matter; also, a solid, transparent, tear-shaped drop, as of some balsams or resins.

‘Let Araby extol her happy coast,Her fragrant flowers, her trees with precious tears.’;

Tearnoun

That which causes or accompanies tears; a lament; a dirge.

Tearnoun

A partially vitrified bit of clay in glass.

Tearnoun

The act of tearing, or the state of being torn; a rent; a fissure.

Tearverb

To separate by violence; to pull apart by force; to rend; to lacerate; as, to tear cloth; to tear a garment; to tear the skin or flesh.

‘Tear him to pieces; he's a conspirator.’;

Tearverb

Hence, to divide by violent measures; to disrupt; to rend; as, a party or government torn by factions.

Tearverb

To rend away; to force away; to remove by force; to sunder; as, a child torn from its home.

‘The hand of fateHath torn thee from me.’;

Tearverb

To pull with violence; as, to tear the hair.

Tearverb

To move violently; to agitate.

Tearverb

To divide or separate on being pulled; to be rent; as, this cloth tears easily.

Tearverb

To move and act with turbulent violence; to rush with violence; hence, to rage; to rave.

Tearnoun

a drop of the clear salty saline solution secreted by the lacrimal glands;

‘his story brought tears to her eyes’;

Tearnoun

an opening made forcibly as by pulling apart;

‘there was a rip in his pants’; ‘she had snags in her stockings’;

Tearnoun

an occasion for excessive eating or drinking;

‘they went on a bust that lasted three days’;

Tearnoun

the act of tearing;

‘he took the manuscript in both hands and gave it a mighty tear’;

Tearverb

separate or cause to separate abruptly;

‘The rope snapped’; ‘tear the paper’;

Tearverb

to separate or be separated by force;

‘planks were in danger of being torn from the crossbars’;

Tearverb

move quickly and violently;

‘The car tore down the street’; ‘He came charging into my office’;

Tearverb

strip of feathers;

‘pull a chicken’; ‘pluck the capon’;

Tearverb

fill with tears or shed tears;

‘Her eyes were tearing’;

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