- 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
Example sentences from the Web for rift
Michigan is another state that’s at the center of the rift between the two presidential candidates.Americans assemble in protests and rallies across the country as votes are counted|Danielle Abril|November 5, 2020|Fortune
I left the long story intact, mostly, because the first thing people want to know about a rift is what caused it.Carolyn Hax: It takes two to tango or feud, so just dance around bride’s snub|Carolyn Hax|October 30, 2020|Washington Post
Apple has already faced some criticism for creating a hardware rift between the iPhone 12 camera and the Pro Max camera.Planning to buy an iPhone 12 Pro Max? You may want to brush up on your photography skills.|Stan Horaczek|October 14, 2020|Popular Science
The extent to which Rory finds herself reenacting that primordial family rift over and over again is never clearer than it is here.
This shift has led to a growing rift between the chamber and top Republicans.U.S. Chamber of Commerce abruptly ousts top political consultant Scott Reed, alleging leaks|Tom Hamburger|September 29, 2020|Washington Post
Through the rifting smoke, we could see their line sway to and fro; then it broke like a thaw in a great river.The Secret Service.|Albert D. Richardson
Glitter on the mountain heights you rifting specters bright.The Secret of the Creation|Howard D. Pollyen