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  1. split
    IPA[split]
  2. verb

    • 1. break or cause to break forcibly into parts, especially into halves or along the grain:

      the ice cracked and heaved and split split and toast the muffins
      Synonym : break, chop, cut, hew, lop, cleave, snap, crack, bust, break apart, fracture, rupture, fissure, snap, come apart, splinter
    • 2. remove or be removed by breaking, separating, or dividing:

      the point was pressed against the edge of the flint to split off flakes an incentive for regions to split away from countries
      Synonym : break up, separate, part, part company, become estranged, reach a parting of the ways, divorce, get a divorce, get divorced, bust up
    • 3. divide or cause to divide into parts or elements:

      the river had split into a number of channels splitting water into oxygen and hydrogen
      Synonym : fork, divide in two, divide, bifurcate, go in different directions, diverge, branch, divaricate
    • 4. divide and share (something, especially resources or responsibilities):

      they met up and split the booty
      Synonym : share (out), divide (up), apportion, allocate, allot, distribute, dole out, parcel out, measure out, carve up, slice up, halve, divvy up
    • 5. cause the fission of (an atom).

    • 6. issue new shares of (stock) to existing stockholders in proportion to their current holdings.

    • 7. (with reference to a group of people) divide into two or more groups:

      let's split up and find the other two once again the family was split up
    • 8. end a marriage or an emotional or working relationship:

      I split up with my boyfriend a year ago
      Synonym : break up, separate, part, part company, become estranged, reach a parting of the ways, divorce, get a divorce, get divorced, bust up
    • 9. (of an issue) cause (a group) to be divided because of opposing views:

      the party was deeply split over its future direction
    • 10. (of one's head) suffer great pain from a headache:

      my head is splitting
    • 11. betray the secrets of or inform on someone:

      I told him I wouldn't split on him
      Synonym : inform on/against, tell tales on, give away, sell out, stab in the back, tell on, squeal on, blow the whistle on, rat on, peach on, stitch up, do the dirty on, sell down the river, grass on, shop, rat out, drop a/the dime on, finger, pimp on, pool, put someone's pot on
    • 12. leave a place, especially suddenly:

      “Let's split,” Harvey said

    noun

    • 1. a tear, crack, or fissure in something, especially down the middle or along the grain:

      light squeezed through a small split in the curtain
    • 2. an instance or act of splitting or being split; a division:

      the split between the rich and the poor
    • 3. a separation into parties or within a party; a schism:

      the accusations caused a split in the party
    • 4. an ending of a marriage or an emotional or working relationship:

      a much-publicized split with his wife
    • 5. short for stock split

    • 6. (in gymnastics and dance) an act of leaping in the air or sitting down with the legs straight and at right angles to the upright body, one in front and the other behind, or one at each side:

      I could never do a split before
    • 7. a thing that is divided or split.

    • 8. a bun, roll, or cake that is split or cut in half.

    • 9. a split osier used in basketwork.

    • 10. each strip of steel or cane that makes up the reed in a loom.

    • 11. half a bottle or glass of champagne or other liquor.

    • 12. a single thickness of split hide.

    • 13. (in bowling) a formation of standing pins after the first ball in which there is a gap between two pins or groups of pins, making a spare unlikely.

    • 14. a drawn game or series.

    • 15. a split-level house.

    • 16. the time it takes to complete a recognized part of a race, or the point in the race where such a time is measured.

  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: split, plural noun: splits

    • v.: verb: split, 3rd person present: splits, gerund or present participle: splitting, past tense: split, past participle: split

    • noun

      a small bag sewn into or on clothing so as to form part of it, used for carrying small articles.

      a flexible compartment providing separate storage space, for example in a suitcase.

    • adjective

      of a suitable size for carrying in a pocket:

      on a small scale:

    • verb

      put into one's pocket:

      take or receive (money or other valuables) for oneself, especially dishonestly:

    • noun

      a group of people living in the same place or having a particular characteristic in common:

      a group of people living together in one place, especially one practicing common ownership:

    • noun

      a supply of vehicles or goods available for use when needed:

      a group of people available for work when required or considered as a resource:

    • verb

      (of two or more people or organizations) put (money or other assets) into a common fund:

      share (things) for the benefit of all those involved:

    • noun

      a current medium of exchange in the form of coins and banknotes; coins and banknotes collectively:

      sums of money:

    • noun

      a state formally cooperating with another for a military or other purpose.

      a person or organization that cooperates with or helps another in a particular activity:

    • verb

      combine or unite a resource or commodity with (another) for mutual benefit:

      side with or support:

    • noun

      the action of a country or its government preparing and organizing troops for active service:

      the action of organizing and encouraging a group of people to take collective action in pursuit of a particular objective:

    • noun

      a body concerned with the preservation of nature, specific species, or natural resources:

      a commission or group of officials controlling a port, river, or drainage basin.

    • noun

      (in the context of the allocation of resources or employment) the practice or policy of favoring individuals belonging to groups known to have been discriminated against previously.
    • noun

      (in the context of the allocation of resources or employment) the practice or policy of favoring individuals belonging to groups known to have been discriminated against previously; affirmative action.
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