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Dictionary definition for: Cleave

1. (v) separate or cut with a tool, such as a sharp instrument; "cleave the bone"

2. (v) make by cutting into; "The water is going to cleave a channel into the rock"

3. (v) come or be in close contact with; stick or hold together and resist separation; "The dress clings to her body" "The label stuck to the box" "The sushi rice grains cohere"

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