from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To tear into pieces; to rend.
- v. To separate; to disunite.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To tear in pieces; to rend.
- transitive v. To separate; to disunite.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To tear in pieces; rend.
- To separate; disjoin.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. divide into pieces
- v. cut off from a whole
Latin discerpere, discerptum; dis- + carpere to pluck. (Wiktionary)