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Synonyms of split in English:


  • 1 the bedside table had been split in two
    break, chop, cut, hew, lop, cleave;
    informal bust
  • 2 the ice cracked and split
    break apart, fracture, rupture, fissure, snap, come apart, splinter
  • 3 not only was her dress covered in mud, it was split
    tear, rip, slash, slit
    literary rend
  • 4 it is an issue which could split the Party
    divide, disunite, separate, sever;
    bisect, partition
    literary tear asunder, cleave, rend
    archaic sunder, rive
    [Antonyms] unite, unify
  • 5 the consortium plan to split the assets between them
  • 6 soon afterwards the path splits
    fork, divide in two, divide, bifurcate, go in different directions, diverge, branch
    rare divaricate
    [Antonyms] converge, merge
  • 7 they split up last year
    break up, separate, part, part company, become estranged, reach a parting of the ways;
    divorce, get a divorce, get divorced
    British informal bust up
    [Antonyms] get together, marry
  • 8 informal as soon as the gig ended, she split See leave1 (sense 1)
  • 9British informal I told him I wouldn't split on him
    inform on/against, tell tales on, give away, sell out, stab in the back
    informal tell on, squeal on, blow the whistle on, rat on, peach on, stitch up, do the dirty on, sell down the river
    British informal grass on, shop
    North American informal rat out, drop a/the dime on, finger
    Australian informal pimp on, pool, put someone's pot on
  • Phrases

    split hairs
    See hair
    split one's sides
    this movie has its audiences splitting their sides
    roar with laughter, laugh, guffaw, roar, laugh loudly, howl with laughter, dissolve into laughter, be creased up, be doubled up
    informal fall about, crack up, be in stitches, be rolling in the aisles, laugh fit to bust


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  • 1 a split in the rock face
  • 2 light squeezed through a small split in the curtain
  • 3 the accusations caused a split in the Party
  • 4 he's been living in London since the acrimonious split with his wife
    [Antonyms] marriage
  • Word links

    fissile easily split
    schizo- related prefix, as in schizocarp
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