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Definition 1: a small thin sharp bit or wood or glass or metal - [noun denoting object]

Samples where splinter or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he got a splinter in his finger
  • it broke into slivers

Synonyms for splinter in the sense of this definition

(splinter is a kind of ...) a small fragment of something broken off from the whole

"a bit of rock caught him in the eye"

Definition 2: break up into splinters or slivers - [verb of change]

Samples where splinter or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The wood splintered

Synonyms for splinter in the sense of this definition

(splinter is a kind of ...) break or cause to break into pieces

"The plate fragmented"

Samples where splinter or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • After the break up of the Soviet Union, many republics broke away

Synonyms for splinter in the sense of this definition

(splinter is a kind of ...) discontinue an association or relation; go different ways

"The business partners broke over a tax question" "The couple separated after 25 years of marriage" "My friend and I split up"

Synonyms for splinter in the sense of this definition

(splinter is a kind of ...) separate into parts or portions

"divide the cake into three equal parts" "The British carved up the Ottoman Empire after World War I"

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