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The ideas of a time are like the clothes of a season: they are as arbitrary, as much imposed by some superior will which is seldom explicit. They are utilitarian and political, the instruments of smooth-running government.
Wyndham Lewis
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Etymology 1

Of Scandinavian origin, from Old Norse ript, throwing to the ground; compare Danish rift ‘chink’.

Noun

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Singular
rift

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  1. A chasm or fissure.
    My marriage is in trouble, the fight created a rift between us and we can't reconnect.
    The Grand Canyon is a rift in the Earth's surface, but is smaller than some of the undersea ones.
Translations

Verb

Infinitive
to rift

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to rift (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To form a rift.

Etymology 2

From Old Norse rypta.

Verb

Infinitive
to rift

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
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to rift (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (obsolete except Scotland and northern UK) To belch.

Scots

Etymology

From Old Norse rypta.

Verb

tae rift (third-person singular simple present rift, present participle it, simple past -, past participle -)

Infinitive
tae rift

Third person singular
rift

Simple past
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Past participle
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Present participle
it

  1. to belch, burp

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