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cleave

verb [I] uk   /kliːv/ (cleaved or US also clove, cleaved or US also cloven) literary or old use us  
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 Spanish partir…
in French coller à…
in German kleben…
in Chinese (Traditional) 劈開, (使)裂開, (使)分開…
in Chinese (Simplified) 劈开, (使)裂开, (使)分开…
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