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cleave
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Franny and Zooey
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as in: cleave through Define
to split something -- especially with violent force or: to cut through something
  • In Zooey, be assured early, we are dealing with the complex, the overlapping, the cloven, and at least two dossier-like paragraphs ought to be got in right here.

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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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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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