cleave cleave  /ˈkliv/


  1. (v) separate or cut with a tool, such as a sharp instrument
  2. (v) make by cutting into
  3. (v) come or be in close contact with; stick or hold together and resist separation


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  1. The government is seeking to avoid court chaos by persuading at least some creditors to agree to a plan that would cleave General Motors into two pieces.
  2. Addressing such issues could help heal the divisions that cleave our country.
  3. Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.


  1. West golf notepad: Ron Theriot, Ray Woodard bag aces

    PORT ARTHUR — Ron Theriot of Groves celebrated a hole in one for the seventh time last week when he aced the 120-yard, 2nd at Babe Zaharias. Theriot used a 7-wood. The shot was witnessed by Stedman Tahaney, Guy Van Cleave and Ray Trahan.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Port Arthur News

  2. Traffic stop leads to forgery arrest

    One man admitted to stealing checks after a vehicle in which he was a passenger was pulled over by Dayton police Saturday night. Cleave E. Baker, 31, was arrested on suspicion of felony charges of forgery and theft, along with a misdemeanor charge of receiving stolen property. According to a police report, the driver, Paul Harmon, 34, did not have a license when an officer stopped his car at ...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: WHIO-TV 7 Dayton

  3. Julie Van Cleave named chief investment officer at UW Foundation

    Julie Van Cleave, the former lead manager of the $5 billion, Bronze-rated Oppenheimer Capital Appreciation Fund, will join the University of Wisconsin Foundation investment team.
    on June 6, 2013     Source: University of Wisconsin - Madison

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