HyperDic: cleave

English > 3 senses of the word cleave:
VERBcontactcleave, split, riveseparate or cut with a tool, such as a sharp instrument
contactcleavemake by cutting into
contactcleave, cling, adhere, stick, coherecome or be in close contact with
cleave > pronunciation
Soundskliy'v
Rhymesachieve ... weave: 34 rhymes with iyv...
English > cleave: 3 senses > verb 1, contact
Meaningseparate or cut with a tool, such as a sharp instrument.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"cleave the bone"
Synonymssplit, rive
NarrowerlaminateSplit (wood) into thin sheets
maulSplit (wood) with a maul and wedges
BroadertearTo separate or be separated by force
Similar tocleavemake by cutting into
Spanishdesdoblar, hender, partir, rajar, rasgar, surcar
Catalandesdoblar, esquerdissar, esquinçar, fendir, fendre, partir, tallar
Nounscleavagethe act of cleaving or splitting
cleavera butcher's knife having a large square blade
clefta split or indentation in something (as the palate or chin)
English > cleave: 3 senses > verb 2, contact
Meaningmake by cutting into.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"The water is going to cleave a channel into the rock"
Entailscutseparate with or as if with an instrument
Broadermake, createmake or cause to be or to become
Similar tocleave, split, riveseparate or cut with a tool, such as a sharp instrument
Spanishhender, hendir
Nounsclefta split or indentation in something (as the palate or chin)
English > cleave: 3 senses > verb 3, contact
MeaningCome or be in close contact with; stick or hold together and resist separation.
PatternSomething ----s; Something is ----ing PP; Somebody ----s PP
Synonymscling, adhere, stick, cohere
EntailsattachBecome attached
Narroweragglutinateclump together
conglutinatestick together
moldfit tightly, follow the contours of
Broadertouch, adjoin, meet, contactBe in direct physical contact with
Similar toadhere, hold fast, bond, bind, stick, stick tostick / stick to firmly
stickFasten with an adhesive material like glue
Spanishadherirse, adherir, aferrarse, aferrar, pegarse
Catalanadherir-se, adherir, aferrar-se, aferrar, enganxar

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