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English noun: sliver

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


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


Synonymssplinter


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

2. sliver (object) a thin fragment or slice (especially of wood) that has been shaved from something


Synonymsparing, shaving


Broader (hypernym)fragment


Narrower (hyponym)splint, turning


English verb: sliver

1. sliver (social) divide into slivers or splinters


Synonymssplinter


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


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

2. sliver (change) break up into splinters or slivers


SamplesThe wood splintered.


Synonymssplinter


Pattern of useSomething ----s


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

3. sliver (change) form into slivers


SamplesSliver wood.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)form, shape









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