Meaning of “rift” in the English Dictionary

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"rift" in British English

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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)

"rift" in American English

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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)