discerp

discerp
verb
1. divide into pieces
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our department was dismembered when our funding dried up

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The Empire was discerped after the war

Syn: ↑dismember, ↑take apart
Hypernyms: ↑separate, ↑divide, ↑part
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

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Something ——s something

2. cut off from a whole
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His head was severed from his body

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The soul discerped from the body

Syn: ↑sever, ↑lop
Derivationally related forms: ↑lopper (for: ↑lop), ↑severing (for: ↑sever), ↑severance (for: ↑sever)
Hypernyms: ↑cut
Verb Group: ↑sever, ↑break up
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

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Something ——s something


Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Discerp — Dis*cerp , v. t. [L. discerpere, discerptum; dis + carpere to pluck.] 1. To tear in pieces; to rend. [R.] Stukeley. [1913 Webster] 2. To separate; to disunite. [R.] Bp. Hurd …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • discerp — index lancinate, rend Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • discerp — dis·cerp …   English syllables

  • discerp — To tear to shreds …   Grandiloquent dictionary

  • discerp —   v.t. tear off, or to pieces.    ♦ discerptible, a.    ♦ discerption, n …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • discerptive — discerpˈtive adjective (rare) • • • Main Entry: ↑discerp * * * diˈscerptive, a. rare. [f. L. discerpt ppl. stem of discerp ĕre + ive.] Having the quality of dividing or separating; tending to pull to pieces. 18.. Ogilvie cites N.B. Rev …   Useful english dictionary

  • Discerpible — Dis*cerp i*ble, Discerptible Dis*cerp ti*ble, a. [See {Discerp}.] Capable of being discerped. [R.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Discerptible — Discerpible Dis*cerp i*ble, Discerptible Dis*cerp ti*ble, a. [See {Discerp}.] Capable of being discerped. [R.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • discerption — noun The act of pulling or tearing something to pieces See Also: discerp …   Wiktionary

  • lancinate — I verb break through, cleave, cut, cut into, discerp, divide, empierce, fractionalize, fragment, gash, gore, impale, incise, knife, lacerate, lance, make an incision, penetrate, perforate, pierce, prick, puncture, rend, rip, rive, slash, slit,… …   Law dictionary

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