vb. To adhere closely; to stick; to hold fast; to cling. To unite or be united closely in interest or affection; to adhere with strong attachment. To fit; to be adapted; to assimilate.
- vb. To part or divide by force; to split or rive; to cut. To part or open naturally; to divide.
- vb. To part; to open; to crack; to separate; as parts of bodies; as, the ground cleaves by frost.