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split

split

 
 
pronunciation:
splIt
parts of speech:
verb, noun, adjective
part of speech: verb
inflections: split, splits, splitting
definition 1: to divide along the length or in layers.
We split the wood for the fireplace.
synonyms:
chop, cut
similar words:
bisect, crack, divide, slit, wedge
definition 2: to break up or separate by force or as though by force; tear apart.
Physicists split atoms.He split a seam in his pants.
synonyms:
break
similar words:
burst, divide, fracture, rip, rupture, separate, tear
definition 3: to divide into parts (often followed by "up").
Let's split up the pie.
synonyms:
divide, share
similar words:
allot, cut, distribute, parcel, partition
definition 4: to divide or separate into different groups or directions.
The class was split into three reading groups.
synonyms:
divide
similar words:
break, fracture, rupture, separate
definition 5: to divide, break up or off, or separate.
The road splits here.The rock split into small pieces.
synonyms:
separate
similar words:
bisect, break, fork, fracture, part, rip
definition 6: to break or fall apart, as from pressure or disagreement.
The package split open.The couple split in a very sad divorce.
synonyms:
break, burst, divide, separate
similar words:
bust, fracture
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act, product, or result of splitting.
There was a split in my shirt.
synonyms:
break, crack, rupture
antonyms:
merger
similar words:
cleft, rip
definition 2: a division between two or more people.
There was a split over who would be president of the club.
synonyms:
rupture
definition 3: (sometimes plural) a movement in gymnastics in which the legs are spread in opposite directions as the body sinks to the ground.
She is so flexible, she can do splits with ease.
 
part of speech: adjective
definition: separated; divided.
The court handed down a split decision.
synonyms:
separated
similar words:
cleft, divorced, dual, separate