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split (n):
extending the legs at right angles to the trunk (one in front and the other in back)
split (n):
division of a group into opposing factions
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another schism like that and they will wind up in bankruptcy
Related Words: schism
split (n):
the act of rending or ripping or splitting something
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he gave the envelope a vigorous rip
Related Words: rip
split (n):
an increase in the number of outstanding shares of a corporation without changing the shareholders' equity
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they announced a two-for-one split of the common stock
split (n):
(tenpin bowling) a divided formation of pins left standing after the first bowl
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he was winning until he got a split in the tenth frame
split (n):
a dessert of sliced fruit and ice cream covered with whipped cream and cherries and nuts
split (n):
an old Croatian city on the Adriatic Sea
split (n):
an opening made forcibly as by pulling apart
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there was a rip in his pants.
she had snags in her stockings

Related Words: riptear
split (n):
a lengthwise crack in wood
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he inserted the wedge into a split in the log
split (n):
a promised or claimed share of loot or money
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he demanded his split before they disbanded
split (n):
a bottle containing half the usual amount
split (v):
come open suddenly and violently, as if from internal pressure
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The bubble burst
Related Words: burst
split (v):
go one's own way; move apart
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The friends separated after the party
Related Words: partseparate
split (v):
separate or cut with a tool, such as a sharp instrument
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cleave the bone
Related Words: cleave
split (v):
discontinue an association or relation; go different ways
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The business partners broke over a tax question.
The couple separated after 25 years of marriage.
My friend and I split up

Related Words: breakbreak upseparate
split (v):
separate into parts or portions
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divide the cake into three equal parts.
The British carved up the Ottoman Empire after World War I

Related Words: divide
split (s):
(especially of wood) cut or ripped longitudinally with the grain
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we bought split logs for the fireplace
split (s):
having been divided; having the unity destroyed
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Congress...gave the impression of...a confusing sum of disconnected local forces.
a league of disunited nations.
a fragmented coalition.
a split group

Related Word: disconnected
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