"splits" in the noun sense
extending the legs at right angles to the trunk (one in front and the other in back)
a bottle containing half the usual amount
a promised or claimed share of loot or money
"he demanded his split before they disbanded"
a lengthwise crack in wood
"he inserted the wedge into a split in the log"
5. rip, rent, snag, split, tear
an opening made forcibly as by pulling apart
"there was a rip in his pants"
"she had snags in her stockings"
an old Croatian city on the Adriatic Sea
a dessert of sliced fruit and ice cream covered with whipped cream and cherries and nuts
tenpin bowling) a divided formation of pins left standing after the first bowl
"he was winning until he got a split in the tenth frame"
9. split, stock split, split up
an increase in the number of outstanding shares of a corporation without changing the shareholders' equity
"they announced a two-for-one split of the common stock"
10. rent, rip, split
the act of rending or ripping or splitting something
"he gave the envelope a vigorous rip"
11. schism, split
division of a group into opposing factions
"another schism like that and they will wind up in bankruptcy"
"splits" in the verb sense
1. divide, split, split up, separate, dissever, carve up
separate into parts or portions
"divide the cake into three equal parts"
"The British carved up the Ottoman Empire after World War I"
2. cleave, split, rive
separate or cut with a tool, such as a sharp instrument
"cleave the bone"
3. separate, part, split up, split, break, break up
discontinue an association or relation go different ways
"The business partners broke over a tax question"
"The couple separated after 25 years of marriage"
"My friend and I split up"
4. separate, part, split
go one's own way move apart
"The friends separated after the party"
5. burst, split, break open
come open suddenly and violently, as if from internal pressure
"The bubble burst"
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