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"rift" in British English

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riftnoun [C]

uk   us   /rɪft/
a ​large crack in the ​ground or in ​rock: The ​stream had ​cut a ​deep rift in the ​rock. a ​seriousdisagreement that ​separates two ​people who have been ​friends and ​stopstheirfriendshipcontinuing: The ​marriagecaused a rift between the ​brothers and they didn't ​speak to each other for ten ​years.
(Definition of rift from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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riftnoun [C]

 us   /rɪft/
something that ​dividespartners or ​friends: The ​borderdispute caused a rift between Canada and the US.
(Definition of rift from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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