To-rend
To-rend \To-rend"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {To-rent}.] [Pref. to- + rend.] To rend in pieces. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

The wolf hath many a sheep and lamb to-rent. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]


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  • to-rend — /tə , tŭ rendˈ/ (obsolete) transitive verb (pap (Spenser) to rentˈ) To rend in pieces …   Useful english dictionary

  • To-rent — To rend To rend , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {To rent}.] [Pref. to + rend.] To rend in pieces. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] The wolf hath many a sheep and lamb to rent. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rend — ► VERB (past and past part. rent) literary 1) tear to pieces. 2) cause great emotional pain to. ● rend the air Cf. ↑rend the air ORIGIN Old English …   English terms dictionary

  • Rend — may refer to: * Rend River * Rend Lake …   Wikipedia

  • To- — (?, see {To}, prep.), [AS. to asunder; akin to G. zer , and perhaps to L. dis , or Gr. ?.] An obsolete intensive prefix used in the formation of compound verbs; as in to beat, to break, to hew, to rend, to tear. See these words in the Vocabulary …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rend — v. (D; tr.) ( to tear ) to rend into (to rend one s clothes into shreds) * * * [rend] (D; tr.) ( to tear ) to rend into (to rend one s clothes into shreds) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • To tear a cat — Tear Tear (t[^a]r), v. t. [imp. {Tore} (t[=o]r), ((Obs. {Tare}) (t[^a]r); p. p. {Torn} (t[=o]rn); p. pr. & vb. n. {Tearing}.] [OE. teren, AS. teran; akin to OS. farterian to destroy, D. teren to consume, G. zerren to pull, to tear, zehren to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To tear down — Tear Tear (t[^a]r), v. t. [imp. {Tore} (t[=o]r), ((Obs. {Tare}) (t[^a]r); p. p. {Torn} (t[=o]rn); p. pr. & vb. n. {Tearing}.] [OE. teren, AS. teran; akin to OS. farterian to destroy, D. teren to consume, G. zerren to pull, to tear, zehren to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To tear off — Tear Tear (t[^a]r), v. t. [imp. {Tore} (t[=o]r), ((Obs. {Tare}) (t[^a]r); p. p. {Torn} (t[=o]rn); p. pr. & vb. n. {Tearing}.] [OE. teren, AS. teran; akin to OS. farterian to destroy, D. teren to consume, G. zerren to pull, to tear, zehren to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To tear out — Tear Tear (t[^a]r), v. t. [imp. {Tore} (t[=o]r), ((Obs. {Tare}) (t[^a]r); p. p. {Torn} (t[=o]rn); p. pr. & vb. n. {Tearing}.] [OE. teren, AS. teran; akin to OS. farterian to destroy, D. teren to consume, G. zerren to pull, to tear, zehren to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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