MEANING: verb tr.: To tear, split, fracture, etc.
verb intr.: To become split or cracked.

ETYMOLOGY: From Old Norse rifa (to tear apart). Earliest documented use: 1250.

RIVER - one who cracks

ROVE - used to crack

DRIVE - chief design officer (CDO) of Apple Inc. (from 1997 until 2019) after he was awarded an honorary doctorate