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cleave
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as in: cleave to Define
to hold firmly to something -- such as an object, a person or idea
  • "Con clave" literally meant "locked with a key."

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  • The New Testament quotes the Old Testament twice in saying, "Therefore a man leaves his father and his mother and cleaves to this wife, and they become one flesh."
  • Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.
    Genesis 2:23 (KJV)

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  • Wonderful, Langdon thought as he stepped across the cleft, feeling an icy wind churn up from the depths of the shaft.

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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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