rift

rift(
rihft
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (fissure)
a. la grieta
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
The water had carved out a deep rift in the hillside.El agua había excavado una grieta profunda en la ladera.
b. la fisura
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
We ascended along the side of the distinctive rift on the mountain's east face.Ascendimos bordeando la distintiva fisura de la cara este de la montaña.
2. (estrangement)
a. la escisión
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
There are rumors of a rift within the party's executive committee.Circulan rumores de una escisión dentro del comité ejecutivo del partido.
b. la ruptura
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
A rift opened up between the two countries because of the migration crisis.Se produjo una ruptura entre ambos países a raíz de la crisis migratoria.
c. la desavenencia
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
With reasoned debate, it must be possible to overcome the rifts within the church.Con un debate razonado, debería ser posible superar las desavenencias existentes en el seno de la iglesia.
d. el distanciamiento
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
The question of the children's education had caused a rift between Elly and her husband.El tema de la educación de los hijos había provocado un distanciamiento entre Elly y su esposo.
3. (gap)
a. el claro
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
(in the clouds)
The sun suddenly pierced a rift in the clouds.El sol asomó de pronto por un claro entre las nubes.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
4. (to form fissures)
a. agrietarse
The rock formations on this part of the coast have significantly rifted in the last couple of decades.Las formaciones rocosas en esta parte de la costa se han agrietado considerablemente en las últimas dos décadas.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
5. (to split off)
a. separar tectónicamente
Extreme volcanic activity in the area could one day result in the peninsula being rifted apart from the mainland.La actividad volcánica de la zona un día podría resultar en que la península se separe tectónicamente del continente.
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rift
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (in earth, rock)
a. la grieta f, brecha
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
2. (in relationship)
a. la desavenencia
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
3. (in political party)
a. la escisión
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
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rift [rɪft]
noun
1 (fissure) grieta (f); fisura (f); (in clouds) claro (m)
2 ruptura (f); desavenencia (f); (in relations etc) grieta (f); (in political party) escisión (f); cisma (m)
this caused a rift in their friendship the rift between them was widening
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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