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American English: /ˈsplɪn(t)ər/
British English: /ˈsplɪntə/

Translation of splinter in Spanish:


intransitive verb

  • 1 (break into pieces)
    some bits of metal splintered off
    se desprendieron algunos trocitos de metal
    Example sentences
    • The thought enraged her further and her fist hit the mirror, shattering it and splintering the wooden frame around it.
    • Some were popped out of their frames by the force of the exploding jet fuel, but they fell without breaking or splintering.
    • Coat wooden handles with boiled linseed oil to help preserve them and prevent splintering and breaking.
  • 2
    (political party/society)
    the left wing splintered off to form a new party
    el ala izquierda se separó or se escindió para formar un nuevo partido
    Example sentences
    • Tymoshenko is expected to close at least some of the gap by picking up votes splintered among candidates in the first round.
    • In fact, the black community is on the verge of becoming much more politically splintered.
    • Any attempt to expel certain groups based on untrue allegations will be likely to splinter the movement unnecessarily.

transitive verb

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