The board split in two.
The hull of the ship split apart on the rocks.
A large chunk of ice split off from the iceberg and crashed into the water.
She split the muffin and gave me half.
The class split into several small groups.
Two of the band members split off to form their own band.
The teacher split the class into groups.
The river splits the town in two.
The party is split over the issue of taxes.
The church split into moderate and conservative factions. Adjective
opinions are split on the subject Noun
There's a split down the back of your jacket.
The new policy has caused a split in the organization.
a split between liberals and conservatives
a wide split of opinions See More
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Sometimes, that meant a spectacular pass, such as his 52-yard strike to rookie Zay Flowers that split two defenders or his lovely 17-yard teardrop to Nelson Agholor for the deciding touchdown.—Childs Walker, Baltimore Sun, 18 Sep. 2023 The zoos have not been identified but they were roughly split between the animals’ natural latitudes and those outside that range.—Lianne Kolirin, CNN, 18 Sep. 2023 While Mayfield didn’t post big numbers in Tampa Bay’s opener, the sixth-year pro who spent four seasons with the Cleveland Browns before splitting 2022 between the Carolina Panthers and Los Angeles Rams does have the attention of the Bears.—Mark Heim | Mheim@al.com, al, 17 Sep. 2023 According to the Marry Me star, the three Lopez girls shared a bed, as the young couple, who reportedly split in 1999, couldn’t afford a larger space.—Nicole Briese, Peoplemag, 17 Sep. 2023 But Libya is split into two rival governments — one in the west, based in Tripoli, and one in the east — and its terrain has been torn up by the path of the flood, further complicating relief efforts.—Aaron Boxerman, New York Times, 16 Sep. 2023 McCord spent the first two weeks splitting No. 1 offense reps with Devin Brown.—Nathan Baird, cleveland, 16 Sep. 2023 Enhanced with vitamin E, this vegan, gluten-free nail strengthener helps build strong nails resistant to splitting.—Kayla Hui, Mph, Verywell Health, 15 Sep. 2023 The Rock & Roll Americana Auction is split into two sessions that both end on September 23.—Demetrius Simms, Robb Report, 6 Sep. 2023
Located in a Jordan Lane shopping center also home to a pawn shop, pizzeria and other businesses, MK does crunchy whole and split wings, with a variety of wet sauce and dry rub options.—Matt Wake | Mwake@al.com, al, 19 Sep. 2023 In turn, the Red Sox snatched Game 1 of Thursday’s split doubleheader with the Yankees — largely because of Houck.—Julian McWilliams, BostonGlobe.com, 14 Sep. 2023 In a split vote, the Baltimore County Board of Education decided Tuesday night to close Campfield Early Learning Center.—Sabrina Leboeuf, Baltimore Sun, 12 Sep. 2023 The country remains split between rival governments in the east and the west, a divide that has fueled confusion over causality counts and the coordination of a humanitarian response.—Louisa Loveluck, Washington Post, 12 Sep. 2023 These senators then expect to use their largely unified position as leverage to get their way in the more detailed agency funding outlines expected in the late fall, while also dominating the split House on negotiations over the annual Pentagon funding policy legislation.—Paul Kane, Anchorage Daily News, 9 Sep. 2023 This combination lets builders choose between maximum airflow or maximum quietness, and the split acoustic panels even allow those with dual-fan radiators to cover the hole where the third fan would have gone.—PCMAG, 4 Sep. 2023 Here's how to do a mobilization backbend: Start in a split stance, with one foot slightly behind you and the heel slightly raised.—Jacqueline Andriakos, Health, 18 Aug. 2023 Adam is a 39-year-old dad from Missouri who is part of a split family.—Carissa Quiambao, USA TODAY, 5 Sep. 2023
Later that month, Bryan announced his split from his girlfriend Deb Peifer on X, formerly known as Twitter.—Julia Moore, Peoplemag, 9 Sep. 2023 Former Vice President Mike Pence publicly acknowledged the split between the GOP’s traditional conservative establishment and its populist majority in a speech Wednesday at St. Anselm College in New Hampshire.—David Lauter, Los Angeles Times, 8 Sep. 2023 Cyrus, 30, and Hemsworth, 33, met while filming her movie The Last Song in 2010 and got married in 2018, the split in August 2019 after less than one year as man and wife.—Gil Kaufman, Billboard, 6 Sep. 2023 After a year of dating each other (and a faux proposal), the two split in June 2020 due to COVID restrictions.—Charlotte Walsh, Vulture, 6 Sep. 2023 Johnson & Johnson’s growth stems from a 50-50 split between organic, in-house development and expansion through acquisitions and partnerships, according to its finance chief.—Mark Maurer, WSJ, 4 Sep. 2023 McCord’s first and second half splits somewhat resembled those of the last time the Buckeyes broke in a new starting quarterback — also on the road against a Big Ten Conference opponent.—Nathan Baird, cleveland, 2 Sep. 2023 Because Florida State and Clemson and North Carolina have made noise about wanting better splits.—Kevin Sherrington, Dallas News, 1 Sep. 2023 The news of the pop star’s split follows recent news that Demi Lovato parted ways with Braun’s SB Projects after working together for four years and is seeking new management.—Jodi Guglielmi, Rolling Stone, 31 Aug. 2023 See More
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Dutch splitten, from Middle Dutch; akin to Middle High German splīzen to split and probably to Old High German spaltan to split