Translation of "split" - English-Italian dictionary


verb uk /splɪt/ us /splɪt/ present participle splitting, past tense and past participle split

to share something by dividing it into smaller parts

dividere, ripartire
The cost of the wedding will be split between the two families. Il costo del matrimonio sarà diviso tra le due famiglie.

If something splits or if you split it, it tears so that there is a long, thin hole in it.

spaccare, strapparsi, aprirsi
My trousers split when I sat down. Mi si sono strappati i pantaloni quando mi sono seduto.
split your sides

to laugh a lot at something

sbellicarsi dalle risa
We nearly split our sides laughing/with laughter watching Paul trying to get the dog into the bicycle basket. Ci siamo sbellicati dalle risa a guardare Paul mentre cercava di infilare il cane nel cestino della bicicletta.

Phrasal verb(s)

noun uk /splɪt/ us /splɪt/

a long, thin hole in something where it has broken apart

strappo, spaccatura
There’s a split in my trousers. C’è uno strappo nei miei pantaloni.

the division of a group of people into smaller groups because they disagree about something

This issue is likely to cause a major split in the party. È probabile che questa questione provochi una netta spaccatura nel partito.

(Translation of “split” from the Cambridge English–Italian Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)