rift

noun
ADJECTIVE
deep, growing, serious
public
family
VERB + RIFT
cause, create, lead to
deepen, widen

His actions only deepened the rift between himself and Congress.

heal, mend, repair
RIFT + VERB
develop, occur, open up

A rift had opened up within the party.

deepen (esp. BrE), grow, widen
PREPOSITION
rift among, rift between

new evidence of a rift between the two countries

rift in, rift within

The debate has succeeded only in widening rifts within the Church.

rift over

a rift over public spending

rift with

He tried to heal the rift with his brother.


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