Meaning of rive

rive

Pronunciation: (rīv), [key]
— v., rived, rived 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.
  1. to become rent or split apart: stones that rive easily.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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