English definition of “split”
/splɪt/ verb (present participle splitting, past tense and past participle split)
BREAK [I, T] › 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) › 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 is split on the issue of hunting. → See also split hairs