Translation of "split" - English-Russian dictionary


verb uk /splɪt/ us present participle splitting, past tense and past participle split
BREAK [ I, T ]

B2 If something splits or if you split it, it tears so that there is a long, thin hole in it.

He split his trousers when he bent over.
Her shoes were splitting apart at the sides.
DIVIDE [ I, T ] also split up

B2 to divide into smaller parts or groups, or to divide something into smaller parts or groups

раскалывать(ся), разделять(ся)
The children split up into three groups.

to share something by dividing it into smaller parts

делить, распределять
The cost of the wedding will be split between the two families.

If a group of people splits, or something splits them, they disagree and form smaller groups.

раскалывать(ся), разделять(ся)
[ often passive ] The government was split on the issue of hunting.
→ See also split hairs

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