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English verb: cleave

1. cleave (contact) separate or cut with a tool, such as a sharp instrument


SamplesCleave the bone.


Synonymsrive, split


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)tear


Narrower (hyponym)laminate, maul


Verb groupcleave

2. cleave (contact) make by cutting into


SamplesThe water is going to cleave a channel into the rock.


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


Broader (hypernym)create, make


Entailcut


Verb groupcleave, rive, split

3. cleave (contact) come or be in close contact with; stick or hold together and resist separation


SamplesThe dress clings to her body.
The label stuck to the box.
The sushi rice grains cohere.


Synonymsadhere, cling, cohere, stick


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


Broader (hypernym)adjoin, contact, meet, touch


Narrower (hyponym)agglutinate, conglutinate, mold


Entailattach


Verb groupadhere, bind, bond, hold fast, stick, stick, stick to









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