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cleave1

 
 
pronunciation:
kliv
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: cleaves, cleaving, cleaved
definition 1: to adhere tightly; stick fast (usu. fol. by "to").
The barnacles 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
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derivation: cleavingly (adv.)