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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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