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Verb: rive (rived,riven)  rIv
Usage: archaic
  1. Tear or be torn violently
    "The curtain rived from top to bottom";
    - rend, rip, pull
  2. Separate or cut with a tool, such as a sharp instrument
    "rive the bone";
    - cleave, split

Derived forms: rives, rived, riving, riven

Type of: bust [informal], rupture, snap, tear

Encyclopedia: Rive, Robert