splinter

DEFINITIONS OF: splinter

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n a small thin sharp bit or wood or glass or metal

“he got a splinter in his finger”
Synonyms:
sliver
Type of:
bit, chip, flake, fleck, scrap
a small fragment of something broken off from the whole

v divide into slivers or splinters

Synonyms:
sliver
Type of:
carve up, dissever, divide, separate, split, split up
separate into parts or portions

v break up into splinters or slivers

“The wood splintered
Synonyms:
sliver
Type of:
break up, fragment, fragmentise, fragmentize
break or cause to break into pieces

v withdraw from an organization or communion

Synonyms:
break away, secede
Type of:
break, break up, part, separate, split, split up
discontinue an association or relation; go different ways
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