Translation of "split" - English-Spanish dictionary


verb uk /splɪt/ us /splɪt/ present participle splitting, past tense and past participle split

to share something by dividing it into smaller parts

The cost of the wedding will be split between the two families.

If something splits or if you split it, it tears so that there is a long, thin hole in it.

My trousers split when I sat down.
split your sides

to laugh a lot at something

partirse de risa
We nearly split our sides laughing/with laughter watching Paul trying to get the dog into the bicycle basket.

Phrasal verb(s)

noun uk /splɪt/ us /splɪt/

a long, thin hole in something where it has broken apart

grieta, raja
There’s a split in my trousers.

the division of a group of people into smaller groups because they disagree about something

This issue is likely to cause a major split in the party.

(Translation of “split” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


verb /split/ (present participle splitting, split)

to cut or (cause to) break lengthwise

He used an axe/ax to split the firewood
The skirt split all the way down the back seam.

to divide or (cause to) disagree

The dispute split the workers into two opposing groups.
split-level adjective

built, made etc on two levels

en dos niveles
a split-level dining room/cooker.
split second noun

a fraction of a second

fracción de segundo
She won the race by a split second.
splitting headache noun

a very bad headache

dolor de cabeza terrible horror
Turn down the radio – I’ve got a splitting headache.
the splits noun plural

the gymnastic exercise of sitting down on the floor with one leg straight forward and the other straight back

abrirse de piernas, despatarrarse
Can you do the splits?

(Translation of “split” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)