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Definition of sunder verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

sunder

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈsʌndə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsʌndər//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they sunder
BrE BrE//ˈsʌndə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsʌndər//
 
he / she / it sunders
BrE BrE//ˈsʌndəz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsʌndərz//
 
past simple sundered
BrE BrE//ˈsʌndəd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsʌndərd//
 
past participle sundered
BrE BrE//ˈsʌndəd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsʌndərd//
 
-ing form sundering
BrE BrE//ˈsʌndərɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsʌndərɪŋ//
 
 
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sunder something/somebody (from something/somebody) (formal or literary) to split or break something/somebody apart, especially by force see also asunder Word Origin late Old English sundrian; related to German sondern.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: sunder