Definition Of split


(in gymnastics and dance) an act of leaping in the air or sitting down with the legs straight and at right angles to the upright body, one in front and the other behind, or one at each side.

I could never do a split before

(of one's head) suffer great pain from a headache.

my head is splitting

(with reference to a group of people) divide into two or more groups.

let's split up and find the other two

a seaport on the coast of southern Croatia; population 177,500 (est. 2009). It contains the ruins of the palace of the emperor Diocletian, built in about ad 300.

a tear, crack, or fissure in something, especially down the middle or along the grain.

light squeezed through a small split in the curtain

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Example Of split

  • a group of Nottinghamshire miners split away to create a separate union

  • a much-publicized split with his wife

  • A study has found that more than 70 per cent of new marriages ends in a split and the child is a main reason for the break-up.

  • A website offering cheap divorces online has processed its 15,000th marriage split .

  • an incentive for regions to split away from countries

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