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Definition of clave

"Clave" is probably misspelled. Trying cleave instead Definition of cleave

1. cleave [ v ] separate or cut with a tool, such as a sharp instrument
Examples: "cleave the bone"

Used in print:

(Robert Penn Warren, Wilderness....)

He heard the words : `` Rock_of_Ages , cleft for me , Let me hide myself in Thee !

Synonyms split cleave rive Related Terms tear maul laminate cleft rent splitter cleavage

2. cleave [ v ] come or be in close contact with; stick or hold together and resist separation
Examples: "The dress clings to her body" "The label stuck to the box" "The sushi rice grains cohere"

Synonyms cling cohere adhere cleave stick Related Terms touch mold conglutinate agglutinate adhere stick coherence adhesiveness attach

3. cleave [ v ] make by cutting into
Examples: "The water is going to cleave a channel into the rock"

Synonyms cleave Related Terms make cut

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