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English definition of “rift”


noun [C]     /rɪft/
a large crack in the ground or in rock : The stream had cut a deep rift in the rock .Caves, cracks and crevices 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 .Arguments and disagreementsEnding relationships and divorce
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