Translation of "split" - English-French dictionary

split

verbsplit /splɪt/ ( pt pp split )
transitive-intransitive to divide into two or more groups
diviser , scinder

an argument that split our group of friends
une dispute qui a divisé notre groupe d'amis

The teacher split the class into three groups.
Le professeur a scindé la classe en trois groupes.
transitive to divide sth to share
partager , répartir

They split the money three ways.
Ils ont réparti l'argent de trois manières.
transitive-intransitive to break along a long thin line
(se) fendre , (se) déchirer

She split the log with the ax.
Elle a fendu la bûche avec la hache.

My shirt split at the seam.
Ma chemise s'est décousue.

The tree had been split in half by lightning.
L'arbre a été fendu en deux par la foudre.
split hairs
to focus on tiny details rather than on what is important
couper les cheveux en quatre , chercher la petite bête

It's splitting hairs to talk about who is the more powerful player.
C'est chercher la petite bête que de disserter sur qui est le joueur le plus fort.

split up

verb phrasalsplit up [ ˈsplɪt ˈʌp ]
to end a romantic relationship or marriage
se séparer

The couple split up after a three-year relationship.
Le couple s'est séparé après une relation de trois ans.
to divide in order to share
partager , répartir

They split the food up between them.
Ils ont partagé/réparti la nourriture entre eux.
to divide into two or more groups
diviser , scinder

They split the company up into two smaller organizations.
Ils ont divisé/scindé la société en des organismes plus petits.

split

noun countablesplit /splɪt/
a division within a group or organization
scission feminine

the split in the Republican party
la scission du parti républicain
a break that forms a long thin line
déchirure feminine

a split in his pants
une déchirure de son pantalon

(Translation of “split” from the GLOBAL English-French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)

split

verb /split/ (present participle splitting, split)

to cut or (cause to) break lengthwise

(se) fendre
to split firewood
The skirt split all the way down the back seam.

to divide or (cause to) disagree

diviser
The dispute split the workers into two opposing groups.
split-level adjective

built, made etc on two levels

à palier
a split-level dining room/cooker.
split second

a fraction of a second

fraction de seconde
She won the race by a split second.
splitting headache

a very bad headache

mal de tête atroce
Turn down the radio – I’ve a splitting headache.
the splits

the gymnastic exercise of sitting down on the floor with one leg straight forward and the other straight back

grand écart
Can you do the splits?

(Translation of “split” from the PASSWORD English-French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)