Cleave
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Cleave [kleev]

VERB

VERB

  • To split or sever (something) especially along the natural line or grain.

  • To remain faithful.

Example

“Doctor advised cleaving the left leg in order to prevent infection from spreading.”

“I had to cleave the white ribbons into equal halves.”

Synonyms

Split, Divide, Sever, Splinter, Dissect

Antonyms

Join, Conjoin, Combine, Collaborate, Sew, Unite

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