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English definition of “cleave”

cleave

verb [I/T]  /kliv/ (past tense and past participle cleaved, cleft or clove, past participle cleaved, cleft or cloven, present participle cleaving)
to cut or break into two or more parts: [I] The volcano cleaved nearly in half after its last eruption.
(Definition of cleave verb from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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