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rendverb [T]

uk   us   /rend/ (rent or US also rended, rent or US also rended) old use or literary
to ​tear or ​break something ​violently: With one ​stroke of his ​sword, he rent his enemy's ​helmet in two. [+ adj] Firemen had to rend him free of (= ​pull him out of) the ​burningcar.figurative A ​terrifyingscream rent the ​air.
(Definition of rend from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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rendverb [T]

 us   /rend/ (past tense and past participle rent  /rent/ )
dated to ​break something ​violently; ​tear
(Definition of rend from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “rend”
in Chinese (Simplified) (用力)撕碎,打碎…
in Chinese (Traditional) (用力)撕碎,打碎…
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