1 disagreement
clear, deep, major, serious

A serious split in the ruling coalition appeared soon after the election.

acrimonious, damaging

Ten years after their acrimonious split, the band has reformed.


an ideological split within the party

cause, create, lead to
appear, occur
split between

a split between the right and left wings of the party

split in, split within
split over

a growing split in the Church over the issue of gay priests

split with

Mike's split with his wife

2 division between things

It's an even split; some love it, some hate it.

two-way, three-way, etc. (esp. BrE)

The initiative was funded in a three-way split between the sponsors, the League and the clubs.

1 break into two or more parts

Plastic splits very easily.


The ripe seed pod splits open and scatters the seeds.

down the middle, in half, in two

The lid had split down the middle.

Split the coconut in half.


He split the log into several pieces.

2 separate into different groups
eventually, finally
apart, away, off, up

The rock group split up last year.


Several factions split from the party.


In 1993 Czechoslovakia split into two independent states.

on, over

The party finally split over the issue of gun control.

be deeply split

The party is deeply split on this issue.

3 divide/share sth
equally, evenly
among, between

The cost has been split equally between three countries.

split sth two, three, etc. ways

The profit will be split three ways.

split the difference

I offered €200 but he wanted €300. In the end, we split the difference and I paid him €250.

split your time between sth and sth

She splits her time between Madrid and Washington.

Split is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑nail
Split is used with these nouns as the object: ↑atom, ↑bill, ↑booty, ↑check, ↑country, ↑difference, ↑duty, ↑infinitive, ↑log, ↑party, ↑proceeds, ↑profit, ↑vote

Collocations dictionary. 2013.


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  • Split — (spl[i^]t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Split} ({Splitted}, R.); p. pr. & vb. n. {Splitting}.] [Probably of Scand. or Low German origin; cf. Dan. splitte, LG. splitten, OD. splitten, spletten, D. splijten, G. spleissen, MHG. spl[=i]zen. Cf. {Splice},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Split — Split, n. 1. A crack, rent, or longitudinal fissure. [1913 Webster] 2. A breach or separation, as in a political party; a division. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster] 3. A piece that is split off, or made thin, by splitting; a splinter; a fragment. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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