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Definition of "cleaves" [cleaves]

  • Third-person singular simple present indicative form of cleave. (verb)

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Use "cleaves" in a sentence
  • "Their skin cleaves to their bones, their flesh being quite consumed and wasted away; it is withered; it has become like a stick, as dry and hard as a piece of wood."
  • "And yet the idea cleaves to me strangely, and is liable to stick to my shroud."
  • "They clasp hands upon the compact, and Hagen with his sword cleaves in two the drinking-horn."