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Another word for cleave

  1. To hold fast

      1. A branch or stem that has fallen or been cut from a tree or shrub.
      2. A piece of wood, such as a tree branch, that is used for fuel, cut for lumber, or shaped for a specific purpose.
      3. A wand, staff, baton, or rod.
      1. To stick or hold together in a mass that resists separation.
      2. To have internal elements or parts logically connected so that aesthetic consistency results:
      3. To cause to form a united, orderly, and aesthetically consistent whole.
      1. To hold fast or adhere to something, as by grasping, sticking, embracing, or entwining:
      2. To remain close; resist separation:
      3. To remain emotionally attached; hold on:
      1. Something, such as a fetter, cord, or band, that binds, ties, or fastens things together.
      2. Confinement in prison; captivity.
      3. A uniting force or tie; a link:
      1. To stick fast to something; stay attached:
      2. To remain devoted to or be in support of something:
      3. To carry out a plan, scheme, or operation without deviation:
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  2. To separate into parts with or as if with a sharp-edged instrument

      1. To divide (something) from end to end, into layers, or along the grain:
      2. To cause to be split unintentionally:
      3. To cause to undergo nuclear fission or division into elements:
      1. A long, straight, narrow cut or opening.
      2. To make a slit or slits in.
      3. To cut lengthwise into strips; split.
      1. A thin broad piece cut from a larger object:
      2. An often wedge-shaped piece cut from a larger, usually circular object:
      3. A portion or share:
      1. To cut off (a part) from a whole:
      2. To divide into parts; break or interrupt:
      3. To break up (a relationship, for example); dissolve.
      1. To separate; sever.
      2. To divide into parts; break up.
      3. To become separated or disunited.
      1. To penetrate with a sharp edge; strike a narrow opening in.
      2. To separate into parts with or as if with a sharp-edged instrument; sever:
      3. To sever the edges or ends of; shorten:
      1. To divide into pieces by cutting; slice:
      2. To divide by parceling out:
      3. To cut into a desired shape; fashion by cutting:
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Another word for cleave

  1. To split

  2. To stick