cleave - definition and synonyms

verb [transitive] literary 

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/kliːv/
present tense
I/you/we/theycleave
he/she/itcleaves
present participlecleaving
past tensecleaved or clove or cleft
past participlecleaved or cloven
  1. to cut or break something into two parts with a lot of force
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