Translation of cleave in Spanish:

cleave

Pronunciation: /kliːv/

vt (past cleaved or, cleft or [archaic/arcaico], clove past p, cleaved or, cleft or [archaic/arcaico], cloven)

  • [arch or liter] (split) hender* [literario/literary], partir
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    • He swung the mighty blade with one arm cleaving the ground and splitting the tiles around it.
    • As we all know, this issue has caused massive issues for the party internally, this divide cleaves the party right down to its lowest level.
    • Especially around Washington, it was inevitable that speculation about the identity of the killer would cleave along ideological lines.
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    • The only function for renin is to cleave a 10-amino acid peptide from the N-terminal end of angiotensinogen.
    • Biogen 1 discloses that the way to do it is to choose the restriction enzymes likely to cleave the Dane particle DNA into the largest fragments.
    • These are the properties expected of mutants lacking an enzyme that cleaves joint molecules.
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    • A metazoan body develops as the egg cleaves into cells that then proliferate in a branching pattern of mitoses to produce a cell tree.
    • As the egg cleaves, the amount of cytoplasm does not increase, but the amount of DNA does.
    • FDA can pass through the cell membrane whereupon intracellular esterases cleave off the diacetate group.
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    • Seres disappeared into the fray, a pair of short blades cleaving a path through the enemy that had rushed into the clearing.
    • Like an icicle being stepped on, the iceberg split into pieces as the bombs ripped through it, fire cleaving a line clean through the middle.
    • A thundering, prehistoric steam engine cleaves the crowd, whistle screaming, a velvet column billowing into the dark.

vi (past & past p cleaved)

  • 1 1.1 (cut through) to cleave through the waves surcar* las olas he cleaved through the throng se abrió camino a través del gentío 1.2 (split) [rock] partirse, rajarse
  • 2 (be faithful) [literario/literary] to cleave to sb/sth serle* fiel a algn/algo

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