Meaning of “split” - Learner’s Dictionary

split

verb uk us /splɪt/ (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:

The children split up into three groups.
SHARE [ T ]

to share something by dividing it into smaller parts:

The cost of the wedding will be split between the two families.
DISAGREE [ I, T ]

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

This issue could split the Conservative Party.
[ often passive ] The government was split on the issue of hunting.
→ See also split hairs

(Definition of “split verb” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)