rend (something) in (something)(redirected from rent something in)
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 in pieces when he realized that he'd be losing out on nearly 30% of the profits. The huge barbarian threatened to rend his opponent in twain.
See also: rend
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