Definitions

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  • v. To divide; split open; cleave asunder.
  • v. To split apart; break.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To divide; open; cleave asunder.
  • To cleave apart; break.

Etymologies

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From Middle English tocleven, frm Old English tōclēofan ("to split apart, cleave asunder"), from Proto-Germanic *tō-kliubanan (“to split apart”), equivalent to to- +‎ cleave (“to split”). Cognate with Old High German zechluiban ("to split apart, cleave asunder").

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