verb (used without object), cleaved or (Archaic) clave; cleaved; cleav·ing.
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OTHER WORDS FROM cleavecleav·ing·ly, adverb
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Definition for cleave (2 of 2)
verb (used with object), cleft or cleaved or clove, cleft or cleaved or clo·ven, cleav·ing.
verb (used without object), cleft or cleaved or clove, cleft or cleaved or clo·ven, cleav·ing.
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How to use cleave in a sentence
Some limestone is cleaved from the cliff with a pickaxe and burned in a kiln.Carbon, It’s Elementary, Dear Reader - Issue 99: Universality|John Barnett|April 14, 2021|Nautilus
Walter Isaacson’s The Code Breaker cleaves even more closely to scientific laboratories, following the personalities behind the making of CRISPR.
More recently, universalism has become a dividing line of its own that cleaves through traditional conceptions of political “left” and “right.”
David Nash also intervenes gently in rustic terrain, often working with cleaved or charred wood.In the galleries: Where artists engage with the earth|Mark Jenkins|December 4, 2020|Washington Post
Armed with an impossibly large sword and fighting alongside a talented spellcaster, we cleave through the best Wall Market has to offer.The Final Fantasy VII Remake Shouldn't Exist — But I'm So Glad it Does|Matthew Gault|April 9, 2020|Time
Van Cleave maintains that in this day and age, however, Digital Detox Week is "unimplementable."
Were the members of them to receive the truth, and jointly to cleave to it, these societies would thereby perish.
In Covenanting, there should be made engagements to cleave to new correct views of truth and duty.
His tongue would cleave to his mouth in a woman's presence, let alone his lying to her.The Soldier of the Valley|Nelson Lloyd
She would cleave to the good God Lucifer, and she aspired to be the bride of Asmodeus.Devil-Worship in France|Arthur Edward Waite
Lift high the sword, cleave down the haughty warrior, And dip thy spear in blood, thou son of Odin!The Death of Balder|Johannes Ewald