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cleave
used in All Quiet on the Western Front

2 uses
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Definition
to split something — especially with violent force

or:

to cut through something
  • —a blow from a spade cleaves through his face.
    Chapter 6 (46% in)
cleaves = splits or cuts through
  • The sharpened spade is a more handy and many-sided weapon; not only can it be used for jabbing a man under the chin, but it is much better for striking with because of its greater weight; and if one hits between the neck and shoulder it easily cleaves as far down as the chest.
    Chapter 6 (13% in)
cleaves = splits or cuts through
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