cleave

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1 cleave /ˈkliːv/ verb
cleaves; cleaved /ˈkliːvd/ also cleft /ˈklɛft/ or clove /ˈkloʊv/ ; cleaved also cleft or cloven /ˈkloʊvən/ ; cleaving
1 cleave
/ˈkliːv/
verb
cleaves; cleaved /ˈkliːvd/ also cleft /ˈklɛft/ or clove /ˈkloʊv/ ; cleaved also cleft or cloven /ˈkloʊvən/ ; cleaving
Learner's definition of CLEAVE
formal + literary
: to split (something) by hitting it with something heavy and sharp
[+ object]
[no object]
: to pass easily and quickly through (something)
[+ object]
[no object]
[+ object] : to separate (something) into parts
compare 2cleave
2 cleave /ˈkliːv/ verb
cleaves; cleaved /ˈkliːvd/ or clove /ˈkloʊv/ ; cleaved; cleaving
2 cleave
/ˈkliːv/
verb
cleaves; cleaved /ˈkliːvd/ or clove /ˈkloʊv/ ; cleaved; cleaving
Learner's definition of CLEAVE

cleave to

[phrasal verb] formal + literary
cleave to (someone) : to stay very close to (someone)
cleave to (something) : to stick closely to (something) usually used figuratively
compare 1cleave
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