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split

split

 
 
pronunciation:
splIt
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun, adjective
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: split, splits, splitting
definition 1: to divide (logs, rocks, or the like) sharply, esp. lengthwise or in layers.
He's splitting logs for the fire.
synonyms:
chop, cleave, cut
similar words:
bisect, crack, dissever, divide, hew, rive, slit, wedge
definition 2: to break up or separate by, or as though by, force; tear apart; rend.
Physicists split atoms.He split a seam.The affair split their marriage.
synonyms:
break, rend
similar words:
burst, cleave, divide, fracture, rift, rip, rive, rupture, separate, sever, tear
definition 3: to divide into shares (often fol. by up).
Let's split up the pie.The robbers split the money between them.
synonyms:
divide, divvy, share
similar words:
allocate, allot, apportion, cut, distribute, mete, parcel, partition
definition 4: to divide or separate into different groups, factions, or the like.
The sheriff split the posse, sending some men north and others west.
synonyms:
divide
antonyms:
ally, unite
similar words:
break, estrange, fracture, rupture, separate, sunder
definition 5: to separate parts of.
synonyms:
divide, separate
antonyms:
merge
similar words:
break, disconnect, disjoin, dissever, part, wedge
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to divide, break up or off, or separate.
The road splits here.My fingernail has split.The rock split into fragments.
synonyms:
divide, separate
similar words:
bifurcate, bisect, break, cleave, dissever, fork, fracture, part, rip
definition 2: to rupture or become disunited, as from internal pressure or disagreement.
The package split open.The group split into factions.
synonyms:
break, burst, divide, rupture, separate
antonyms:
unite
similar words:
bust, dissever, fracture
definition 3: to divide and share something.
synonyms:
divvy
similar words:
cut, divide, share
definition 4: (slang) to leave; depart.
synonyms:
leave, shove off, vanish
similar words:
bundle, depart, exit, go, hie, mosey, skedaddle
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act, product, or result of splitting.
synonyms:
break, crack, divide, rupture
antonyms:
merger
similar words:
cleft, rent, rip
definition 2: a breach between two or more people.
synonyms:
breach, breakup, rupture
similar words:
break, division, divorce, rent, rift
definition 3: a share.
her split of the profits
synonyms:
lot, share
definition 4: a bottle of a beverage such as wine that is half the usual size.
definition 5: (sometimes pl.) a gymnastic feat in which the legs are extended in opposite directions at right angles to the torso as the body sinks to the ground.
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: that has been split, burst, broken up, or the like.
synonyms:
cleft, rent, riven, torn
similar words:
asunder, bisected, broken, burst, cracked, shattered
definition 2: separated, divided, or disunited.
synonyms:
detached, divided, separated
antonyms:
adherent
similar words:
asunder, cleft, dissevered, disunited, divorced, dual, separate, twofold
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