Translation of rift in Spanish:

rift

Pronunciation: /rɪft/

noun/nombre

  • 1.1 (in rock) fisura (feminine), grieta (feminine)
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    • Extension associated with lengthening of the Himalayan collision orogen is accommodated by small graben and rifts almost at right angles to the strike of the collision zone.
    • The major rift eventually developed west of Scotland (present orientation).
    • Dextral slip was not responsible for opening most of the rift basins in Thailand.
    1.2 (in cloud) [literary/literario] claro (masculine)
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    • For some at least, this recognition would produce a psychological rift, a split subjectivity imploding with the violent impact of sameness.
    • Savarics Uzumaki finished the staff and opened the dimensional rifts to allow passage into a new home for demons.
    • Disagreement over economic policy opened ideological rifts among Iran's ruling elite.
    1.3 (within party) escisión (feminine), división (feminine); (between people) distanciamiento (masculine); (between countries) ruptura (feminine)
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    • There is a serious rift between the players and the governing body.
    • The meeting revealed a serious rift between them that may result in violence.
    • News of a rift between the friends is believed to be accurate, with the rumour leaking out at one point last month that the latter had left the company altogether.

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