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split

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disagreeing with each other

  • opinions are split on the subject
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at loggerheads, at odds

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split

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1 an irregular usually narrow break in a surface created by pressure

  • an earthquake left a split in the ground
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2 the act or process of a whole separating into two or more parts or pieces

  • the split of the group into two factions marked the beginning of the end of the organization
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tear, rip, rend, split, cleave, rive mean to separate forcibly. tear implies pulling apart by force and leaving jagged edges.
    • tear up the letter
rip implies a pulling apart in one rapid uninterrupted motion often along a line or joint.
    • ripped the shirt on a nail
rend implies very violent or ruthless severing or sundering.
    • an angry mob rent the prisoner's clothes
split implies a cutting or breaking apart in a continuous, straight, and usually lengthwise direction or in the direction of grain or layers.
    • split logs for firewood
cleave implies very forceful splitting or cutting with a blow.
    • a bolt of lightning cleaved the giant oak
rive occurs most often in figurative use.
    • a political party riven by conflict


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