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cleave

 
Verb cleave has 3 senses
  1. cleave, split, rive - separate or cut with a tool, such as a sharp instrument; "cleave the bone"
    --1 is one way to tear
    Derived forms: noun cleft1, noun cleavage5, noun cleaver1
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  2. cleave - make by cutting into; "The water is going to cleave a channel into the rock"
    --2 is one way to
    make, create
    Derived form: noun cleft1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  3. cling, cleave, adhere, stick, cohere - come or be in close contact with; stick or hold together and resist separation; "The dress clings to her body"; "The label stuck to the box"; "The sushi rice grains cohere"
    --3 is one way to touch, adjoin, meet, contact
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Something is ----ing PP
    Somebody ----s PP
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