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riftnoun [C]

uk   /rɪft/ us   /rɪft/
a large crack in the ground or in rock: The stream had cut a deep rift in the rock.
a serious disagreement that separates two people who have been friends and stops their friendship continuing: The marriage caused 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 divides partners or friends: The border dispute caused a rift between Canada and the US.
(Definition of rift from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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