split·ting | \ˈspli-tiŋ \

Definition of splitting 

: that splits or causes to split: such as

a : causing a piercing sensation a splitting headache

b : very fast or quick racing off at a splitting pace— Charles Dickens

c : sidesplitting a splitting laugh

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Examples of splitting in a Sentence

the horse took off at a splitting gallop

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After Darby got hurt in Week 1, Mills moved from the right side to the left, with Patrick Robinson and rookie Rasul Douglas splitting playing time on the right side. Paul Domowitch, Philly.com, "Eagles CB Ronald Darby admits 'There's a lot riding' on his 2018 play," 13 June 2018 Elliott, who's listed at 6-foot-3 and 255 pounds, said he's been splitting time with the linebackers and defensive ends thus far in the Saints' offseason practices. Josh Katzenstein, NOLA.com, "Jayrone Elliott gives Saints another Glenville High product," 26 May 2018 Communities of interest should be maintained in a single district, where possible and attempts should be made to avoid splitting districts. Staff Report, Houston Chronicle, "Sugar Land appoints redistricting committee, solicits public input," 14 June 2018 Miller has just 50 carries for 204 yards over the last two seasons, while Barrett, who is splitting time at running back and receiver, had 79 rushing yards on 14 carries as a freshman last season. Tom Green, AL.com, "Can Auburn extend streak of 1,000-yard rushers? Tim Horton thinks 'it'll be interesting' to see," 3 May 2018 That's where the challenge came this year for Bloom, who was splitting time with sophomore Talia Hannappel. Matt Szabo, latimes.com, "Daily Pilot High School Female Athlete of the Week: Jenna Bloom's return sparked Edison softball," 26 May 2018 Roush Fenway announced on Wednesday that Kenseth with be splitting time in the No. Gary Gastelu, Fox News, "Matt Kenseth returning to NASCAR with Roush Fenway Racing," 25 Apr. 2018 Sydney Strelow, Kenosha Bradford: The Minnesota recruit hit nine home runs last season while splitting time between shortstop and pitcher. Mark Stewart, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Softball preview: Milwaukee-area rankings, top players and storylines to watch," 12 Apr. 2018 During a drill last Saturday, Jones showed freshman Jafar Armstrong, who is splitting time at running back and wide receiver, how to keep his pads low. Laken Litman, Indianapolis Star, "Notre Dame offensive identity won't change after losing core players to NFL," 27 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of splitting

1593, in the meaning defined above

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13 Sep 2018

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The first known use of splitting was in 1593

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