rend from (someone or something)
To rip or tear something away from or off of someone or something in a violent, forceful manner. ("Rend" conjugates to either "rent" or, less commonly, "rended" in the past tense and past participle.) Doctors had to rend the clothes from the victim before the chemicals could cause any further damage. I nearly rent the hair from my head in anger. She rended the incriminating pages from the notebook and threw them in the fire.
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rent from (one)
1. To occupy the property of another person or company in return for an amount of money, typically fixed by contract and paid in regular intervals. I'm so tired of renting from greedy landlords and realtors. I've got a family renting from me while I work in Japan for the next year.
2. To obtain the use something that belongs to another person or company in return for an amount of money. We're going to rent bikes from the shop next to our hostel and take them around the city tomorrow. A local artist is renting some studio space from me at the moment.
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rent something from someone
to pay someone for the use of something. We rented a small car from one of the rental agencies. They rented a house from a local realtor.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
- (someone or something) promises well
- a/the feel of (something)
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- (have) got something going (with someone)
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- accompanied by
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