- break or cause to break forcibly into parts, especially into halves or along the grain；remove or be removed by breaking, separating, or dividing
- a tear, crack, or fissure in something, especially down the middle or along the grain；an instance or act of splitting or being split; a division
verb: split, 3rd person present: splits, gerund or present participle: splitting, past tense: split, past participle: split
noun: split, plural noun: splits
- 1. break or cause to break forcibly into parts, especially into halves or along the grain the ice cracked and split split and toast the muffins 同義詞
- ▪ remove or be removed by breaking, separating, or dividing a group of Nottinghamshire miners split away to create a separate union 同義詞 反義詞
- ▪ divide or cause to divide into parts or elements the river had split into a number of channels splitting water into oxygen and hydrogen 同義詞 反義詞
- ▪ divide and share (something, especially resources or responsibilities) they met up and split the booty 同義詞
- ▪ cause the fission of (an atom) it could ultimately prove as significant an achievement as splitting the atom
- 2. (with reference to a group of people) divide into two or more groups let's split up and find the other two once again the family was split up
- ▪ end a marriage or an emotional or working relationship after the band split up Tex became a railway clerk 同義詞 反義詞
- ▪ (of an issue) cause (a group) to be divided because of opposing views the party was deeply split over its future direction 同義詞 反義詞
- 3. informal (of one's head) suffer great pain from a headache my head is splitting
- 4. British informal betray the secrets of or inform on someone I told him I wouldn't split on him 同義詞
- 5. informal leave a place, especially suddenly ‘Let's split,’ Harvey said 同義詞 反義詞
- 1. a tear, crack, or fissure in something, especially down the middle or along the grain splits appeared in the decaying planks light squeezed through a small split in the curtain 同義詞
- ▪ an instance or act of splitting or being split; a division a 75–25 split of proceeds the split between the rich and the poor
- ▪ a separation into parties or within a party; a schism the accusations caused a split in the party 同義詞
- ▪ an ending of a marriage or other relationship a much-publicized split with his wife 同義詞 反義詞
- 2. (in gymnastics and dance) an act of leaping in the air or sitting down with the legs straight and at right angles to the body, one in front and the other behind, or one at each side I could never do the splits before
- 3. a thing that is divided or split.
- ▪ a bun, roll, or cake that is split or cut in half.
- ▪ a split osier used in basketwork.
- ▪ each strip of steel or cane that makes up the reed in a loom.
- ▪ half a bottle of champagne.
- ▪ a single thickness of split hide.
- ▪ (in tenpin bowling) a formation of standing pins after the first ball in which there is a gap between two pins or groups of pins, making a spare unlikely.
- ▪ North American a drawn match or series.
- ▪ US a split-level house.
- 4. the time taken to complete a recognized part of a race, or the point in the race where such a time is measured.