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Pronunciation: /splɪt/

Translation of split in Spanish:


  • 2 2.1 [Politics/Política] escisión (feminine); [Religion/Religión] cisma (masculine), escisión (feminine) there is a three-way split in the party on this issue en el partido hay tres corrientes de opinión al respecto 2.2 (breakup) ruptura (feminine), separación (feminine), escisión (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • 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?
    2.3 (share-out, distribution) a six-way split would give everyone $1,500 si se dividiera la suma en seis partes, cada uno se llevaría $1.500 a good/bad split [Games/Juegos] una buena/mala mano
    Example sentences
    • 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.
  • 4 (bottle) (American English/inglés norteamericano) [ botella individual de vino o champán ]
    Example sentences
    • 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.
  • 5 (tie) [Sport/Deporte] (American English/inglés norteamericano) empate (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    Example sentences
    • SFU's women's basketball squad pulled off a split in two tight matches against the Dinos on Jan.13 and 14.
    • At Miami, Carlos Delgado hit a pinch-hit grand slam to cap a six-run fifth inning for Florida to salvage a split in the four-game series.
    • As the Series headed north after a split at Edison Field, the styles had been established but not an advantage.


  • 1 1.1 (damaged) [wood] rajado, partido; [lip] partido her trousers were split at the seams tenía las costuras de los pantalones descosidas 1.2 (cleft) partido
  • 2 2.1 (divided) the problem of having a split site el problema de trabajar con dos locales ( or centros etc) separados split decision split personality 2.2 (in factions) dividido to be split three ways estar* dividido en tres

transitive verb/verbo transitivo (present participle/participio presente splitting past tense & past participle/pasado y participio pasado, split)

  • 1 1.1 (break) [wood/stone] partir to split the atom fisionar or desintegrar el átomo to split sth in two/in half partir algo en dos/por la mitad 1.2 (burst) she borrowed my skirt and split the seams se puso mi falda y le abrió las costuras he bent down and split his pants se agachó y reventó los pantalones she split her head open se partió or se abrió la cabeza to split one's sides (laughing) partirse or troncharse or desternillarse de risa 1.3 (divide into factions) [nation/church] dividir, escindir this issue has split public opinion este asunto ha dividido a la opinión pública
  • 2 (divide, share) [money/cost/food] dividir we'll split the cost three ways dividimos el gasto en tres do you want to split a bottle? ¿nos tomamos una botella a medias? they split them into three groups los dividieron or separaron en tres grupos to split one's ticket/ballot (American English/inglés norteamericano) [ votar a candidatos de distintos partidos para distintos cargos ]

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo (present participle/participio presente splitting past tense & past participle/pasado y participio pasado, split)

  • 1 (crack, burst) [wood/rock] partirse, rajarse; [leather/seam] abrirse*, romperse* his bag split (open) se le rompió or rajó la bolsa my head is splitting la cabeza me va a estallar I've got a splitting headache tengo un dolor de cabeza espantoso, me duele muchísimo la cabeza
  • 2 [political party/church] dividirse, escindirse to split into sth dividirse or escindirse en algo
  • 3 (leave) [slang/argot] abrirse* [slang/argot], largarse* [colloquial/familiar], tomarse las de Villadiego [colloquial/familiar]
  • 4 (denounce) (British English/inglés británico) [colloquial/familiar]to split on sb acusar or (Mexico/México) [colloquial/familiar] rajar a algn, chivarse de algn (Spain/España) [colloquial/familiar]

Phrasal verbs

split away

split off verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio
1.1 [stem/branch] romperse*, desprenderse 1.2 [faction/group]to split away o off from sth escindirse or separarse de algo

split up

verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio [couple/band] separarse; [crowd] dispersarseto split up into sth let's split up into groups dividámonos en grupos the party split up into warring factions el partido se escindió en facciones hostiles 1.1verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento [wrestlers/boxers] separar; [lovers] hacer* que se separen split them up into groups divídelos en grupos

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