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rift

rift

 
 
pronunciation:
rIft
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb & intransitive verb
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a crack or fissure made by breaking, splitting, or separating.
synonyms:
chink, cleft, fissure, fracture, gap
similar words:
rent, rip
definition 2: a break in social relations, because of a difference of opinion, quarrel, or the like; breach.
An argument over their sons' achievements caused a rift between the two brothers that lasted for years.
synonyms:
breach, breakup, rent, rupture, split
similar words:
break, chasm, gulf
definition 3: a geological fault, or a valley along a fault.
synonyms:
chasm, fault
 
part of speech: transitive verb & intransitive verb
inflections: rifted, rifting, rifts
definition: to split or break apart.
synonyms:
break, cleave, fissure, fracture, gap, split