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Definition of Cleave


  1. To adhere closely; to stick; to hold fast; to cling.
  2. To unite or be united closely in interest or affection; to adhere with strong attachment.
  3. To fit; to be adapted; to assimilate.
  4. To part or divide by force; to split or rive; to cut.
  5. To part or open naturally; to divide.
  6. To part; to open; to crack; to separate; as parts of bodies; as, the ground cleaves by frost.

Cleave Translations

cleave in German is spalten, kleben
cleave in Italian is incollare
cleave in Spanish is hender
cleave in Swedish is klyva