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American English: /splɪt/
British English: /splɪt/

Translation of split in Spanish:


  • 2 2.1 (Politics) there is a three-way split in the party on this issue
    en el partido hay tres corrientes de opinión al respecto
    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.
    2.2 (breakup)
    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)
    una buena/mala mano
  • 4 (bottle) (US)
    (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) (US)
    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)
    her trousers were split at the seams
    tenía las costuras de los pantalones descosidas
    1.2 (cleft)
  • 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)
    to be split three ways
    estar dividido en tres

transitive verb present participle splitting past tense & past participle split

  • 1 1.1 (break)
    to split the atom
    fisionar or desintegrar el átomo
    to split something in two/in half
    partir algo en dos/por la mitad
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    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)
    this issue has split public opinion
    este asunto ha dividido a la opinión pública
    Example sentences
    • 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.
  • 2 (divide, share)
    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 (US)
    (votar a candidatos de distintos partidos para distintos cargos)
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    Example sentences
    • 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.

intransitive verb present participle splitting past tense & past participle split

  • 1 (crack, burst)
    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)
    to split into something
    dividirse or escindirse en algo
  • 3 (leave) [slang]
    abrirse [slang]
    largarse [colloquial]
    tomarse las de Villadiego [colloquial]
    Example sentences
    • 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.
  • 4 (denounce) (British) [colloquial]to split on somebody
    acusar or (Mexico) [colloquial] rajar a alguien
    chivarse de alguien (Spain) [colloquial]

Phrasal verbs

split away

split off verb + adverb
2 (faction/group)to split away or off from something
escindirse or separarse de algo

split up

1verb + adverb
to split up into somethinglet's split up into groups
dividámonos en grupos
the party split up into warring factions
el partido se escindió en facciones hostiles
2verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object
hacer que se separen
split them up into groups
divídelos en grupos
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