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cleave

verb [I] uk   us   /kliːv/ (cleaved or US also clove, cleaved or US also cloven) literary or old use
to separate or divide, or cause something to separate or divide, often violently: With one blow of the knight's axe, he clove the rock in twain (= into two pieces).
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Translations of “cleave”
in Vietnamese nứt…
in Spanish partir…
in Thai ทำให้แยกออก…
in Malaysian terbelah…
in French coller à…
in German kleben…
in Chinese (Traditional) 劈開, (使)裂開, (使)分開…
in Indonesian membelah…
in Chinese (Simplified) 劈开, (使)裂开, (使)分开…
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