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cleaveverb [I]

uk   us   /kliːv/ (cleaved or US also clove, cleaved or US also cloven) literary or old use
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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(Definition of cleave from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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cleaveverb [I/T]

 /kliv/ (past tense and past participle cleaved, cleft or clove, past participle cleaved, cleft or cloven, present participle cleaving)
to ​cut or ​break into two or more ​parts: [I] The ​volcano cleaved ​nearly in ​half after ​its last ​eruption.
(Definition of cleave from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “cleave”
in Spanish partir…
in Vietnamese nứt…
in Malaysian terbelah…
in Thai ทำให้แยกออก…
in French coller à…
in German kleben…
in Chinese (Simplified) 劈开, (使)裂开, (使)分开…
in Indonesian membelah…
in Chinese (Traditional) 劈開, (使)裂開, (使)分開…
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