1 hole in the ground
deep, gaping, great, huge, vast, yawning
open, open up

Suddenly a huge chasm opened in the earth.

2 great difference of feelings/interests
great, growing, huge, unbridgeable, vast, wide, yawning
bridge, cross
create, open
separate sth

A chasm separates my generation from my parents'.

chasm between

an attempt to bridge the chasm between the two cultures

chasm of

a huge chasm of hate and prejudice

Collocations dictionary. 2013.


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