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rend something from someone or something

to tear something from someone or something. (The past tense and past participle are rent.) Harry rent the burning clothing from the man who had just fled from the burning building. I will rend these dirty old clothes from my body and shower.
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rend something into something

to rip or tear something into something. (The past tense and past participle are rent.) The tailor rent the garment into shreds in his anger. The garment was rent into bits and pieces by the machine.
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