Meaning of SPLIT in English

SPLIT

n. 25B6; verb

the axe split the wood : BREAK, chop, cut, hew, lop, cleave; snap, crack.

the ice cracked and split : BREAK APART, fracture, rupture, fissure, snap, come apart, splinter.

her dress was split : TEAR, rip, slash, slit; poetic/literary rend.

the issue could split the Party : DIVIDE, disunite, separate, sever; bisect, partition; poetic/literary tear asunder.

they split the money between them : SHARE (OUT), divide (up), apportion, allocate, allot, distribute, dole out, parcel out, measure out; carve up, slice up; informal divvy up.

the path split : FORK, divide, bifurcate, diverge, branch.

they split up last year : BREAK UP, separate, part, part company, become estranged; divorce, get divorced; Brit. informal bust up.

(informal) let's split. : See leave 1 sense 1.

fissile, schizo-.

mend, join, unite, pool, converge, get together, marry.

25B6; noun

a split in the rock face : CRACK, fissure, cleft, crevice, break, fracture, breach.

a split in the curtain : RIP, tear, cut, rent, slash, slit.

a split in the Party : DIVISION, rift, breach, schism, rupture, partition, separation, severance, scission, break-up.

the acrimonious split with his wife : BREAK-UP, split-up, separation, parting, estrangement, rift; divorce; Brit. informal bust-up.

marriage.

25A0; split hairs QUIBBLE, cavil, carp, niggle, chop logic; informal nit-pick; archaic pettifog.

25A0; split on someone (Brit. informal) . See betray sense 1.

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