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cleave
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The Mill on the Floss
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as in: cleave through Define
to split something -- especially with violent force or: to cut through something
  • The Cloven Tree
  • Don't look away from me to that cloven tree; it is a bad omen."

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  • The battle axe is a weapon used to cleave skulls or decapitate.
  • He scrambled back as the giant's spear cleaved the ground between his feet.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lost Hero

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unspecified meaning (editor has not flagged the specific way in which the word was used)
  • I was sure that you meant to cleave to me, as you had said; that you had rejected him; that you struggled to renounce him, for Lucy's sake and for mine.

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as in: cleave through Define
to split something -- especially with violent force or: to cut through something
as in: cleave to Define
to hold firmly to something -- such as an object, a person or idea
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