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Synonyms for split

Synonyms for split

to separate into parts with or as if with a sharp-edged instrument

to undergo partial breaking

to separate or pull apart by force

to become or cause to become apart one from another

to break away or withdraw from membership in an association or a federation

to terminate a relationship or an association by or as if by leaving one another

the result of cutting

a usually narrow partial opening caused by splitting and rupture

Synonyms for split

extending the legs at right angles to the trunk (one in front and the other in back)

a bottle containing half the usual amount

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a promised or claimed share of loot or money

a lengthwise crack in wood

an opening made forcibly as by pulling apart

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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

an increase in the number of outstanding shares of a corporation without changing the shareholders' equity

the act of rending or ripping or splitting something


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division of a group into opposing factions


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separate or cut with a tool, such as a sharp instrument

come open suddenly and violently, as if from internal pressure

having been divided

(especially of wood) cut or ripped longitudinally with the grain

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SIMON Cowell refused to split hairs last night with singing duo Guilty Pleasures.
For your information, the task force travelled 8,000 miles not 12,000 as you stated - only 4,000 miles out but let's not split hairs. Also, when the Falklands were invaded would it not be true to say in some quarters your patriotic islanders welcomed the Argies with open arms and after the conflict ended some moved away to the Argentinean mainland.
To discuss the Hellfire Club as the context for erotica without discussing Wilkes (a member of the club), or the sexual images in his poetry because of its pornographic (rather than erotic) associations does a disservice to the sexual context of the eighteenth century and seems to be a way to split hairs. These hairs are central for understanding the politics of sexuality and the sexuality of politics during the period when the members of the Beggar's Benison were noted freetraders, as David Stevenson has shown; to avoid them is to render the period bald and bland.
Now if you split hairs and think a few tenths of an inch over 50 shots is important, there were some differences, but in real-world terms there wasn't anything to sniff about.
To split hairs: to argue about small, unimportant differences.
And to split hairs, isn't "in silico" really "in vitro"?
He also participated in drafting another memo that split hairs to define how much pain and suffering could be inflicted on a prisoner before the treatment would be considered torture.
As evidenced in "Recall," Hiller's source materials range from horror movies (Wild Talents, 1997) to Punch and Judy shows (An Entertainment, 1990); from photo-booth portraits (Midnight, Baker Street, 1983) to deeply eccentric artworks crafted from human hairs (Split Hairs: The Art of Alfie West, 1998); from first-person accounts of UFO sightings (Witness, 2000) to narratives of "near death" or "out-of-body" experiences (Clinic, 2004), to select just a few examples from a gloriously wide-ranging and idiosyncratic repertoire.
Let us not split hairs debating over what is and is not genocide when atrocities and crimes against humanity are continuing."
If you really want to split hairs, the largest mammal in North America is the Pacific walrus--with bulls weighing 3,000 pounds and more.