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English definition of “split”

split

verb     /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 .Tearing and breaking into pieces
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 .Separating and dividing
SHARE [T] to share something by dividing it into smaller parts : The cost of the wedding will be split between the two families .Separating and dividing
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 hairsSeparating and dividingArguing and disagreeing
(Definition of split verb from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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