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  1. rift

    • IPA[rɪft]

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    • n.
      a crack, split, or break in something;a major fault separating blocks of the earth's surface; a rift valley.
    • v.
      break apart or become separated through faulting caused by plate tectonics;cause to break away through faulting caused by plate tectonics
    • noun: rift, plural noun: rifts

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    • n.
      名詞
    • 1. a crack, split, or break in something:

      the wind had torn open a rift in the clouds

    • 2. a major fault separating blocks of the earth's surface; a rift valley.
    • 3. a serious break in friendly relations:

      the rift between the two branches of the legal profession

    • v.
      動詞
    • 1. break apart or become separated through faulting caused by plate tectonics:

      the Indian landmass rifted from Madagascar about 90 million years ago

    • 2. cause to break away through faulting caused by plate tectonics:

      in the Cretaceous two microcontinents were rifted off northern Africa and drifted northwards towards Eurasia

    • n. a steep-sided valley formed by the downward displacement of a block of the earth's surface between nearly parallel faults or fault systems.

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    • n. a large elongated depression with steep walls formed by the downward displacement of a block of the earth's surface between nearly parallel faults or fault systems.

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    • ph. a large system of rift valleys in eastern Africa and the Middle East, forming the most extensive such system in the world and running for some 4,285 km (3,000 miles) from the Jordan valley in Syria into Mozambique. It is marked by a chain of lakes and a series of volcanoes, including Mount Kilimanjaro.

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    • ph. a large system of rift valleys in eastern Africa and the Middle East, the largest in the world, that runs for about 3,000 miles (4,285 km) from the Jordan valley in Syria into Mozambique. It is marked by a chain of lakes and a series of volcanoes, including Mount Kilimanjaro.

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    美式

    • n.
      a crack, split, or break in something:
    • the wind had torn open a rift in the clouds
    • v.
      break apart or become separated through faulting caused by plate tectonics:
    • the Indian landmass rifted from Madagascar about 90 million years ago

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