Rend vs Demolish - What's the difference?

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Rend is a related term of demolish.


As verbs the difference between rend and demolish

is that rend is to separate into parts with force or sudden violence; to tear asunder; to split; to burst while demolish is to destroy; to destruct.

rend

English

Verb

  • To separate into parts with force or sudden violence; to tear asunder; to split; to burst
  • Powder rends a rock in blasting.
    Lightning rends an oak.
  • * 1610 , , act 1 scene 2
  • If thou more murmur'st, I will rend an oak / And peg thee in his knotty entrails till / Thou hast howl'd away twelve winters.
  • * 1970 , Alvin Toffler, Future Shock'', ''Bantam Books , pg. 317:
  • We are most vulnerable now to the messages of the new subcults, to the claims and counterclaims that rend the air.
  • To part or tear off forcibly; to take away by force.
  • To be rent or torn; to become parted; to separate; to split.
  • Relationships may rend if tempers flare.
    Rending of garments for shiva is a Jewish tradition.

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    * English irregular verbs ----

    demolish

    English

    Verb

    (es)
  • To destroy; to destruct.
  • They demolished the old house and put up four townhouses.
  • (figuratively) To utterly defeat.
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2011 , date=October 2 , author=Kevin Core , title=Fulham 6 - 0 QPR , work=BBC Sport citation , page= , passage=Andrew Johnson scored a hat-trick as Fulham demolished London rivals Queens Park Rangers to win their Premier League fixture of the season.}}

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