Synonyms of cleave in English:

cleave


See definition of cleave

verb

1‘the axe his father used to cleave wood for the fire’

SYNONYMS

split, split open, crack open, lay open, divide, sever, splinter

hew, hack, chop up, slice up, halve, bisect, quarter

literary rend

archaic sunder, rive

2‘Stan was away, cleaving a path through the traffic’

SYNONYMS

plough, drive, bulldoze, cut, carve, make