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rend (something) in (something)

To rip, tear, or split something apart into smaller pieces. ("Rend" conjugates to either "rent" or, less commonly, "rended" in the past tense and past participle.) He rent the contract into shreds when he realized that he'd be losing out on nearly 30% of the profits. I took the loaf of bread and rended it into pieces to share amongst the other starving children. The huge barbarian threatened to rend his opponent in twain.
See also: rend
References in classic literature ?
Lisbeth had even mended a long-neglected and unnoticeable rent in the checkered bit of bed-curtain; for the moments were few and precious now in which she would be able to do the smallest office of respect or love for the still corpse, to which in all her thoughts she attributed some consciousness.
Strasburg said they will also be doing "a full court press, on the issue of the deposit of rent in court.