To rap and rend
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. rannaim to divide, share, part, W. rhanu, Armor. ranna.] 1. 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. [1913 Webster]

The dreadful thunder Doth rend the region. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. To part or tear off forcibly; to take away by force. [1913 Webster]

An empire from its old foundations rent. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

I will surely rend the kingdom from thee. --1 Kings xi. 11. [1913 Webster]

{To rap and rend}. See under {Rap}, v. t., to snatch. [1913 Webster]

Syn: To tear; burst; break; rupture; lacerate; fracture; crack; split. [1913 Webster]


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  • To rap and rend — Rap Rap, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Rapped} (r[a^]pt), usually written {Rapt}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Rapping}.] [OE. rapen; akin to LG. & D. rapen to snatch, G. raffen, Sw. rappa; cf. Dan. rappe sig to make haste, and Icel. hrapa to fall, to rush, hurry.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To rap and ren — Rap Rap, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Rapped} (r[a^]pt), usually written {Rapt}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Rapping}.] [OE. rapen; akin to LG. & D. rapen to snatch, G. raffen, Sw. rappa; cf. Dan. rappe sig to make haste, and Icel. hrapa to fall, to rush, hurry.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • 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. rannaim… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Rapped — Rap Rap, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Rapped} (r[a^]pt), usually written {Rapt}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Rapping}.] [OE. rapen; akin to LG. & D. rapen to snatch, G. raffen, Sw. rappa; cf. Dan. rappe sig to make haste, and Icel. hrapa to fall, to rush, hurry.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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