Synonyms for rive
- pull apart
Antonyms for rive
- let go
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR RIVE
There was a lightning in his eyes which seemed to rive the spectator.
I wouldna care if ye were to rive horse and beast and a' from me now.
And he tugged at my tail-coat like to rive it off me, your honour.
It began at its northernly end in 1855 as boulevard Sbastopol, Rive Gauche.
On the Rive Gauche, the walks at nightfall are more difficult to indicate.
I meant them to rive; and see how the cowards have scampered off from them.
He gave up his entire day to showing us the beauties of the Rive Gauche.
But she was not to come in as a wedge to rive her from this man.
There was a lightning in his eye that seemed to rive the spectator.
It has no certain Grain; and it is almost impossible to split or rive it.
"tear in pieces, strike asunder," c.1200, from a Scandinavian source akin to Old Norse rifa "to tear apart" (cf. Swedish rifva, Danish rive "scratch, tear"), from PIE root *rei- "to scratch, tear, cut" (see riparian).