Definitions of cleave:
  • verb:   separate or cut with a tool, such as a sharp instrument
    Example: "Cleave the bone"
  • verb:   make by cutting into
    Example: "The water is going to cleave a channel into the rock"
  • verb:   come or be in close contact with; stick or hold together and resist separation

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