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English noun: splinter

1. splinter (object) a small thin sharp bit or wood or glass or metal


SamplesHe got a splinter in his finger.
It broke into slivers.


Synonymssliver


Broader (hypernym)bit, chip, flake, fleck, scrap


English verb: splinter

1. splinter (social) withdraw from an organization or communion


SamplesAfter the break up of the Soviet Union, many republics broke away.


ExamplesThe girls splinter the wooden sticks


Synonymsbreak away, secede


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s.
Something is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)break, break up, part, separate, split, split up

2. splinter (social) divide into slivers or splinters


ExamplesThe wooden sticks splinter


Synonymssliver


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)carve up, dissever, divide, separate, split, split up

3. splinter (change) break up into splinters or slivers


SamplesThe wood splintered.


Synonymssliver


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)break up, fragment, fragmentise, fragmentize









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