Synonyms of split in English:


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1‘the bedside table had been split in two’

break, chop, cut, hew, lop, cleave
snap, crack
informal bust

2‘the ice cracked and split’

break apart, fracture, rupture, fissure, snap, come apart, splinter

3‘not only was her dress covered in mud, it was split’

tear, rip, slash, slit
literary rend

4‘it is an issue which could split the Party’

divide, disunite, separate, sever
bisect, partition
literary tear asunder, cleave, rend
archaic sunder, rive
rare dichotomize, factionalize

unite, unify

5‘the consortium plan to split the assets between them’

share, share out, divide, divide up, apportion, allocate, allot, distribute, dole out, parcel out, measure out
carve up, slice up
informal divvy up

6‘soon afterwards the path splits’

fork, divide in two, divide, bifurcate, go in different directions, diverge, branch
rare divaricate

converge, merge

7‘they split up last year’

break up, separate, part, part company, become estranged, reach a parting of the ways
divorce, get a divorce, get divorced
British informal bust up

get together, marry

8‘as soon as the gig ended, she split’

leave, depart, go, go away, go off, take one's leave, take oneself off, withdraw, absent oneself, say one's goodbyes, quit, make an exit, exit, break camp, decamp, retreat, beat a retreat, retire
make off, clear out, make oneself scarce, run off, run away, flee, fly, bolt
set off, set out, start out, get going, get under way, be on one's way
informal make tracks, up sticks, pack one's bags, shove off, push off, clear off, take off, skedaddle, scram, scoot, flit
British informal sling one's hook
North American informal vamoose, hightail it, cut out
formal repair, remove
literary betake oneself
rare abstract oneself

arrive, stay

9‘I told him I wouldn't split on him’

inform against, inform on, tell tales on, give away, sell out, stab in the back
informal tell on, squeal on, blow the whistle on, rat on, peach on, sell down the river
British informal grass on, shop, stitch up, do the dirty on
North American informal rat out, drop a dime on, drop the dime on, finger
Australian informal pimp on, pool, put someone's pot on


1‘a split in the rock face’

crack, fissure, cleft, crevice, break, fracture, breach

2‘light squeezed through a small split in the curtain’

rip, tear, cut, rent, slash, slit

3‘the accusations caused a split in the Party’

division, rift, breach, schism, rupture, partition, separation, severance, break-up, alienation, estrangement
rare scission

4‘he's been living in London since the acrimonious split with his wife’

break-up, split-up, separation, parting, estrangement, parting of the ways, rift, rupture, breach
legal separation, judicial separation
British informal bust-up



    split one's sides

    ‘this movie has its audiences splitting their sides’

    roar with laughter, laugh, guffaw, roar, laugh loudly, howl with laughter, dissolve into laughter, be creased up, be doubled up
    informal crack up, be in stitches, be rolling in the aisles, laugh fit to bust
    British informal fall about