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  1. cleave

    • IPA[kliːv]

    英式

    • v.
      stick fast to;adhere strongly to (a particular pursuit or belief)
    • verb: cleave, 3rd person present: cleaves, gerund or present participle: cleaving, past tense: cleaved, past participle: cleaved

    • 釋義

    動詞

    • 1. literary stick fast to Rose's mouth was dry, her tongue cleaving to the roof of her mouth
    • literary adhere strongly to (a particular pursuit or belief) part of why we cleave to sports is that excellence is so measurable
    • literary become very strongly involved with or emotionally attached to (someone) it was his choice to cleave to the Brownings