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cleave1

cleave1

 
pronunciation:
kliv
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: cleaved, cleaves, cleaving
definition 1: to adhere tightly; stick fast (usu. fol. by to).
The barnacle cleaved to the rock.
synonyms:
adhere, stick
similar words:
cling
definition 2: to be steadfastly faithful (usu. fol. by to).
She will cleave to her principles no matter what.
synonyms:
adhere
antonyms:
desert
similar words:
cling, hold, stick by, uphold
derivation: cleavingly (adv.)