Synonyms of cleave
- 1. cleave, split, rive, tear
- usage: separate or cut with a tool, such as a sharp instrument; "cleave the bone"
- 2. cleave, make, create
- usage: make by cutting into; "The water is going to cleave a channel into the rock"
- 3. cling, cleave, adhere, stick, cohere, touch, adjoin, meet, contact
- usage: 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"
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Definition and meaning of cleave (Dictionary)