Meaning of CLEFT in English

CLEFT

I. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

cleft lip

cleft palate

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a cleft in the granite cliff

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Above, the cleft was barred by vertical walls forming a difficult obstacle, demanding care and attention.

An action potential in the presynaptic neuron releases neurotransmitter into the cleft .

No-one lives up here in the cleft of the White Kielder Burn.

Rain looked down into the steep cleft of another valley.

Slice was perched along the sides of a cleft in the mountains that couldn't be dignified by the name of valley.

The entire site looks across the valley to a further cleft in the mountains.

This mountain may possess other features, but the double peak or notched cleft remains constant.

II. adjective

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ NOUN

palate

Once here he will have an operation to repair a cleft palate by plastic surgeon Charles Viva.

Katya was born with a bilateral hare lip and cleft palate .

stick

The cleft stick plight which is his current political position is displayed most vividly over Mr Heseltine's coal mine dilemma.

So the developing countries are caught in a cleft stick .

Now the local authorities are caught in a cleft stick , hostages to their own political process.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

For various examples of cleft and pseudo-cleft structures, see sections 5.1.1.3 and 5.1.2.1 of this chapter.

Once here he will have an operation to repair a cleft palate by plastic surgeon Charles Viva.

The cleft stick plight which is his current political position is displayed most vividly over Mr Heseltine's coal mine dilemma.

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