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rend

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishrendrend /rend/ verb (past tense and past participle rent /rent/) [transitive] literary 🔊 🔊 BREAKto tear or break something violently into pieces→ See Verb table
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rendThe veils are parting, the mists are rent asunder.Historically, as we have seen, the country has been rent by various upheavals, sometimes of a quite violent nature.Above them, something gave way with a long, rending metallic screech.
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Verb table
rend
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyrend
he, she, itrends
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyrent
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave rent
he, she, ithas rent
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad rent
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill rend
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have rent
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam rending
he, she, itis rending
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you, we, theyare rending
Past
I, he, she, itwas rending
you, we, theywere rending
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been rending
he, she, ithas been rending
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been rending
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be rending
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been rending
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