To hold fast
To separate into parts with or as if with a sharp-edged instrument
He saw Jilian's blow cleave the Traveler apart the moment he materialized down the hall.
findere, to cleave), a term applied in common usage to anything of vast size.
Haue; the root is seen in "hew," to cut, cleave; the word must be distinguished from "hoe," promontory, tongue of land, seen in place names, e.g.
Here prevailing granite and diabase give rise to a complicated mountain system through which the rivers cleave their way in a curved and irregular course.