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English noun: rift

1. rift (object) a gap between cloud masses


SamplesThe sun shone through a rift in the clouds.


Broader (hypernym)gap, opening

2. rift (object) a narrow fissure in rock


Broader (hypernym)cleft, crack, crevice, fissure, scissure

3. rift (event) a personal or social separation (as between opposing factions)


SamplesThey hoped to avoid a break in relations.


Synonymsbreach, break, falling out, rupture, severance


Broader (hypernym)breakup, detachment, separation


Narrower (hyponym)schism









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