- a fault.
- a graben of regional extent.
verb (used with or without object)
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Origin of rift
OTHER WORDS FROM riftriftless, adjectiveun·rift·ed, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH riftriff, rift
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Example sentences from the Web for rift
It is an active continental rift that began millions of years ago, splitting at 7mm annually.Scientists say a new ocean will form in Africa as the continent continues to split into two|Uwagbale Edward-Ekpu|August 13, 2020|Quartz
Thanks to injuries and a rift with management, Nomar was shipped out of town three months before Boston ended its World Series drought, and his career was never really the same afterward.Nomar Garciaparra’s Full Career Wasn’t Enough For Cooperstown — But It Was Still Damn Good|Neil Paine (email@example.com)|July 28, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
Some reported the rift between Carson and the others became noticeable in early 2019, while others said things worsened closer to July or August 2019, after a retreat and other financial disagreements boiled over.Accusations Flew, Then National School District Official Got Paid to Resign|Ashly McGlone|July 20, 2020|Voice of San Diego
Her mother made demands about a big ceremony and caused a rift between them.
The rift put Washington at odds with countries like Brazil, Uruguay or Chile, which seemed to have come to terms with their past.Venezuela Says Goodbye to Its Lil Friend, While the Rest of the Continent Cheers|Catalina Lobo-Guererro|December 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Hagel sought to downplay any rift in a statement to Defense Department employees.Hagel Takes a Bullet for Obama: Inside the Defense Secretary’s Sudden Firing|Shane Harris, Tim Mak|November 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But the rift was, not least, a matter of personalities and egos.ISIS and Al Qaeda Ready to Gang Up on Obama's Rebels|Jamie Dettmer|November 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But if the rift with Iran widens, it could become a shadow enemy in Syria as the U.S. begins its war there.How Iran Could Become Our Shadow Enemy in the Syria ISIS War|Jacob Siegel|September 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A rift in the clouds had let the sunlight through, and when she reached the gate, the garden was bathed in sunlight.Princess Polly At Play|Amy Brooks
A cotton-tail sat with quivering nose and inquiring ears above the rift of the slide.Still Jim|Honor Willsie Morrow
Through the dingy window, for a single moment, one clear star shone between a rift in the driving storm-clouds.
The rain had stopped, and through a rift in the eastern clouds the level, red rays of the sun were shining.With Hoops of Steel|Florence Finch Kelly
The Wadi Mellahah is another huge cleft or rift, running about a mile to the west of, and more or less parallel to, the Jordan.With the Judans in the Palestine Campaign|J. H. (John Henry) Patterson