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To break up (a relationship, for example); dissolve.
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  1. To break up (a relationship, for example); dissolve.
  2. To part or break off, as by cutting or with force; cut in two
  3. To divide into parts; break or interrupt:
To chop or cut with an ax, knife, etc.; hack; gash
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  1. To chop or cut with an ax, knife, etc.; hack; gash
  2. To chop (a tree) with an ax so as to cause it to fall
  3. To conform or adhere (to a line, rule, principle, etc.)
To withdraw or break away:
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  1. To withdraw or break away:
  2. To place in different groups; sort:
  3. To become divided into components or parts:
(Figuratively, with preposition to) to be fond of, to feel strongly about
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  1. (Figuratively, with preposition to) to be fond of, to feel strongly about
  2. To hold fast by or as by embracing, entwining, or sticking; adhere
  3. To remain emotionally attached; hold on:
To stick fast; stay attached
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  1. To stick fast; stay attached
  2. To remain devoted to or be in support of something:
  3. To stick fast to something; stay attached:
To remain devoted to or be in support of something:
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  1. To remain devoted to or be in support of something:
  2. To stick fast to something; stay attached:
  3. To stick fast; stay attached
To issue a surety bond or a fidelity bond for.
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  1. To issue a surety bond or a fidelity bond for.
  2. To cohere with a bond.
  3. To connect or fasten with or as with a bond; bind
To hold fast by or as by embracing, entwining, or sticking; adhere
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  1. To hold fast by or as by embracing, entwining, or sticking; adhere
  2. To hold fast or adhere to something, as by grasping, sticking, embracing, or entwining:
  3. To adhere to an object, without being affixed, in such a way as to follow its contours. Used especially of fabrics and films.
To have internal elements or parts logically connected so that aesthetic consistency results:
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  1. To have internal elements or parts logically connected so that aesthetic consistency results:
  2. To be connected naturally or logically, as by a common principle; be consistent
  3. To stick or hold together in a mass that resists separation.
To kill by piercing:
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  1. To kill by piercing:
  2. To pierce, puncture, or penetrate with a pointed instrument:
  3. To prop (a vine, etc.) with a stick or sticks
To divide into pieces by cutting; slice:
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  1. To divide into pieces by cutting; slice:
  2. To decorate the surface of with cut figures or designs
  3. To cut into a desired shape; fashion by cutting:
To form or shape by severing or incising:
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  1. To form or shape by severing or incising:
  2. To separate into parts with a sharp-edged instrument; sever:
  3. To perform:
To separate; sever.
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  1. To separate; sever.
  2. To become separated or disunited.
  3. To divide into parts; break up.
To divide into parts; break or interrupt:
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  1. To divide into parts; break or interrupt:
  2. To part or break off, as by cutting or with force; cut in two
  3. To break up (a relationship, for example); dissolve.
To cut through or move through with an action like cutting:
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  1. To cut through or move through with an action like cutting:
  2. To cut from a larger piece:
  3. To cut off as in a slice or slices
To make a slit or slits in.
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  1. To make a slit or slits in.
  2. To cut or split open, esp. by a straight incision
  3. To cut lengthwise into strips; split.
To divide and share:
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  1. To divide and share:
  2. To separate (leather, for example) into layers.
  3. To separate, cut, or divide into two or more parts; cause to separate along the grain or length; break into layers
Find another word for cleave. In this page you can discover 23 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for cleave, like: sever, hew, separate, cling, adhere, hold fast, cut, divide, stick, adhere and bond.