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split 1

Pronunciación: /split/

verbo (splits, splitting, split)

1Break or cause to break forcibly into parts, especially into halves or along the grain: [no object]: the ice cracked and heaved and split [with object]: split and toast the muffins
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  • Warping, splitting along the grain, the breaking apart of joins, the flaking of paint and ground from the wooden substrate, and insect damage are all commonly encountered.
  • The wooden barrel guard was split along half its length and the barrel itself was badly corroded.
  • A mineral that has cleavage will break or split along planes.
break, chop, cut, hew, lop, cleave;
break apart, fracture, rupture, fissure, snap, come apart, splinter
1.1Remove or be removed by breaking, separating, or dividing: [with object]: the point was pressed against the edge of the flint to split off flakes [no object]: an incentive for regions to split away from countries
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  • Meanwhile, the material management operation was split off into a separate company.
  • The division was split off as a separate company in 1871.
  • They have disapproved of the way the chief spokesman was appointed as well as the manner in which some constituents split away and held separate meetings.
1.2Divide or cause to divide into parts or elements: [no object]: the river had split into a number of channels [with object]: splitting water into oxygen and hydrogen
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  • It left me absolutely dumbfounded to see the 25-foot high walls, to see how towns have been split into two.
  • Under the new scheme, the town centre will be split into 12 different zones which council bosses claim could be cleared in minutes.
  • The cotton country on this farm is split into two separate developments of about 1250 acres each.
1.3 [with object] Divide and share (something, especially resources or responsibilities): they met up and split the booty
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  • But splitting his responsibilities with another MP would at least save him the indignity of being sacked.
  • Stalin urged that the invasion should be launched as early as possible so that the Germans would be forced to split their resources between the Eastern and Western fronts.
  • We then split the responsibility in terms of who does what.
share (out), divide (up), apportion, allocate, allot, distribute, dole out, parcel out, measure out;
carve up, slice up
informal divvy up
1.4 [with object] Cause the fission of (an atom).
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  • It will be powered by a fission reactor that will split uranium atoms, releasing heat that can be converted into electricity.
  • Like the atoms that must be split for a fission bomb to explode, modern-day Lahore is itself divided: between old and new, rich and poor, conservative and liberal.
  • Our own Ernest Walton split the atom using something remarkably similar, but it all sounds so, well, physical, doesn't it?
1.5 [with object] Issue new shares of (stock) to existing stockholders in proportion to their current holdings.
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  • When the shares hit $65, its executives decide to split the company's stock.
  • Companies for which high share price is driven by performance will split stocks.
  • Its stock has split twice and nearly tripled in price since 2000, making it one of the few Internet companies to have prospered.
2(With reference to a group of people) divide into two or more groups: [no object]: let’s split up and find the other two [with object]: once again the family was split up
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  • They would split up at earliest opportunity and the rival students would be forced to split into smaller groups as they tried to find the intruders.
  • They have all been split up and sent to other homes, so we have promised to keep in touch.
  • The family would have been split up at a time when we most needed one another.
2.1 [no object] End a marriage or an emotional or working relationship: I split up with my boyfriend a year ago
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  • It is a few days before Valentine's Day and he has recently split up with Clementine after a relationship that lasted a year.
  • Readers don't need to know what bloggers had for breakfast or whether they have split up with their girlfriend or not.
  • The lack of legal protection also means that many men who have split up with the mothers of their children have been frozen out of their children's upbringing, and have to go to court if they want to get access.
break up, separate, part, part company, become estranged;
divorce, get divorced
2.2 [with object] (Of an issue) cause (a group) to be divided because of opposing views: the party was deeply split over its future direction
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  • The European Union, in fact, is deeply split over such issues as its budget and constitution.
  • The survey, conducted between mid-April and mid-June, found most ethnic groups were evenly split on the issue of national identity.
  • By 1972 the Democratic Party in North Carolina was deeply split over the issue of race.
bisect, partition
literary tear asunder
3 [no object] informal (Of one’s head) suffer great pain from a headache: my head is splitting (as adjective splitting) a splitting headache
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  • I have to get out of here - my head is absolutely splitting.
  • My head was splitting and I could barely breathe.
  • Her head was splitting and the light made it feel even worse.
4 [no object] informal Leave a place, especially suddenly: “Let’s split,” Harvey said
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  • It was a wonderful venue - pity about the DJ - but not quite up to par so we split early and headed for another club to dance what was left of the night away.
5 [no object] British informal Betray the secrets of or inform on someone: I told him I wouldn’t split on him
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  • Hence, for instance, the new act of parliament that protects people from victimisation if they split on their bosses.


1A tear, crack, or fissure in something, especially down the middle or along the grain: light squeezed through a small split in the curtain
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  • A small split has appeared along the chest area as well.
  • I accept the evidence of Mr. Pearson and Mr. Glendon with respect to their observations of the crack or split or fissure in the tubing.
  • Make sure windscreen wipers are in good condition without any splits or tears
1.1An instance or act of splitting or being split; a division: the split between the rich and the poor
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  • But as you know, there's a lot of people concerned about the split, the division between the executive and the legislative branch.
  • This seems to be just another instance of the classic split between graphic design and information design.
  • With only three games left before the split into three divisions every result now takes on even greater importance.
1.2A separation into parties or within a party; a schism: the accusations caused a split in the party
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  • Meanwhile, the splits within his party, he claims, have been devastating.
  • The split within the party has led to tactical shifts in which conservatives and Democrats often team up to embarrass the ruling moderate Republicans.
  • There are a lot of reasons for this failure, including the long-time split within the party between hawks and doves.
division, rift, breach, schism, rupture, partition, separation, severance, scission, breakup
1.3An ending of a marriage or an emotional or working relationship: a much-publicized split with his wife
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  • The radio star and DJ have blamed hectic work schedules for causing their marriage split.
  • Richard Cooper, defending, told the court of the marriage split which drove Franklyn to the drugs.
  • Is this evidence of one of the first Hollywood relationships with a friendly split?
1.4 short for stock split.
2 (a split or the splits) (In gymnastics and dance) an act of leaping in the air or sitting down with the legs straight and at right angles to the upright body, one in front and the other behind, or one at each side: I could never do a split before
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  • I may be 230 lb but I can do the splits and dance the Cajun two-step for two hours.
  • Remember the days when you could effortlessly do the splits, kick like a Rockette and put your foot behind your head on a dare?
  • They soar, spin, and dive to the floor, then spiral swiftly back to shoulder stands, splits and endless balances.
3A thing that is divided or split, in particular.
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  • Nor do we have all of the split posts, as there are too many half splits with the central pith intact.
  • Dots for each bar indicate taxa on one half of the split.
3.1A bun, roll, or cake that is split or cut in half.
3.2A split osier used in basketwork.
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  • So you come back and you hit the stick of wood right in the middle, right through here, and it'll give you two splits.
  • Seating himself on his accustomed stool, he began to weave the splits dexterously in an out.
  • Then as he walked, he wove the splits into a basket to be traded at the store for whatever provisions the family needed.
3.3Each strip of steel or cane that makes up the reed in a loom.
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  • Tweeling is produced by increasing the number of threads in each split of the reed.
  • After the warp ends have been threaded individually through wire eyes on the shafts, they are sleyed collectively through each split in the reed.
3.4Half a bottle or glass of champagne or other liquor.
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  • We drank a split of Taittinger Brut champagne during the appetizers, and our patience was rewarded.
  • You see, back then, it was cool to drink a split.
3.5A single thickness of split hide.
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  • His factory didn't even tan the split (another part of the leather making process); they'd sell them off to be made into gloves or whatever.
  • They use only quality top-grain leather in their products and do not use leather splits or vinyls.
3.6(In 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.
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  • If you look around and don't see as many strikes, and a lot of splits or spares are on the board, the lanes probably are playing a little bit tougher.
  • The big-hook players leave many more difficult spares and splits than a player with a narrower angle of entry.
  • Also, when you're bowling well, the miss-hits don't leave you with big splits and tough spares.
3.7North American A drawn game or series.
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  • Maybe they should be happy to get out of Atlanta with a split of the two games.
  • English cricket chief David Morgan said the World Cup match in Zimbabwe must go ahead to avoid a split in the international game.
  • Prior to the four games, coach Bishop expressed his desire to at least register a split in the two games last Saturday against the Western squad which he said is close in skill level to Waterloo.
3.8US A split-level house.
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  • My house is a split, so the basement is only under the main part of the house.
  • The fact that your home is a split should not be a major factor here.
4The time it takes to complete a recognized part of a race, or the point in the race where such a time is measured.
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  • As a fierce relay anchor, Correia has the fastest 50 and 100-yard freestyle relay splits in history.
  • The talk was of stroke-rates, times, splits, lactate curves, heart rate, aerobic thresholds.
  • Over the last two years, Davis has kept a chart of Thorpe's record times and splits on the wall of his bedroom.



split the difference

Take the average of two proposed amounts.
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  • In this case, you cannot simply split the difference, by taking the mean average; you must decide which turnout model is going to be correct, the one or the other.
  • If we split the difference and say that the average price of statins is $90 a month, that's $1,080 a year for drugs and $210 a year for labs.
  • Well, if the House wants $550 billion in tax cuts, the Senate approved $350 billion, what, do you just split the difference and come up with $450 billion?

split hairs

see hair.

split one's sides (also split a gut)

informal Be convulsed with laughter: the dynamic comedy duo will have you splitting your sides with laughter
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  • This year they will have audiences splitting their sides with laughter with their crazy antics.
  • They can bring tears or make people split their sides with laughter.
  • Everyone split their sides, they were laughing so hard.

split the ticket (or one's vote)

US Vote for candidates of more than one party.
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  • I will probably split my vote as I did last time by voting for a candidate chosen for personal qualities but voting for a different party.
  • He acknowledged that political parties did not encourage tactical voting in their campaign strategies, but sophisticated voters could split their vote.
  • So I voted a few times and split my vote between them.

split the vote

(Of a candidate or minority party) attract votes from another candidate or party with the result that both are defeated by a third.
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  • Progressives across the country were presented with an old problem - vote for a less-than-perfect Democrat, or support a noble but doomed protest candidate and risk splitting the vote.
  • The major problem the Democrats had is that no less than three Democrats ran for the office, splitting the vote and media attention between them.
  • She stood as an Independent instead, splitting the vote.


Late 16th century (originally in the sense 'break up (a ship)', describing the force of a storm or rock): from Middle Dutch splitten, of unknown ultimate origin.

  • This was originally used in the sense ‘break up (a ship)’, describing the force of a storm or rock; it was borrowed from Middle Dutch splitten. The idiom split hairs dates from the late 17th century; split the difference arose in the early 18th century; split the atom is recorded from the early 20th century.

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Pronunciación: /split/
A seaport on the coast of southern Croatia; population 177,500 (est. 2009). It contains the ruins of the palace of the emperor Diocletian, built in about ad 300.

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