Definitions for cleave

Definitions for (verb) cleave

Main entry: stick, adhere, cleave, cling, cohere

Definition: come or be in close contact with; stick or hold together and resist separation

Usage: The dress clings to her body; The label stuck to the box; The sushi rice grains cohere

Main entry: rive, split, cleave

Definition: separate or cut with a tool, such as a sharp instrument

Usage: cleave the bone

Main entry: cleave

Definition: make by cutting into

Usage: The water is going to cleave a channel into the rock

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