Split is defined as to break, separate, tear, divide or cut into two or more parts.(verb)
See split in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: MDu splitten, akin to MHG splīzen < IE base *(s)plei-, to split, crack > flint
See split in American Heritage Dictionary 4
verb split split, split·ting, splits verb, transitive
Origin: Dutch splitten
Origin: , from Middle Dutch.
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