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serious rift

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  • rift — [ rıft ] noun count 1. ) a disagreement between two people or groups: rift between: After the war a serious rift developed between the two former allies. rift with: The government denied there had been a rift with the UN. heal the rift (=end a… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • rift — UK [rɪft] / US noun [countable] Word forms rift : singular rift plural rifts 1) a disagreement between two people or groups rift between: After the war a serious rift developed between the two former allies. rift with: The government denied there …   English dictionary

  • rift — [rıft] n [Date: 1300 1400; Origin: From a Scandinavian language] 1.) a situation in which two people or groups have had a serious disagreement and begun to dislike and not trust each other = ↑split rift between/with ▪ Party officials have denied… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • rift — ► NOUN 1) a crack, split, or break. 2) a serious break in friendly relations. ORIGIN Scandinavian …   English terms dictionary

  • rift — [[t]rɪ̱ft[/t]] rifts 1) N COUNT: usu with supp, oft adj N, N prep A rift between people or countries is a serious quarrel or disagreement that stops them having a good relationship. The interview reflected a growing rift between the President and …   English dictionary

  • rift — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ deep, growing, serious ▪ public ▪ family VERB + RIFT ▪ cause …   Collocations dictionary

  • Rift Valley fever — An acute, fever causing viral disease that affects domestic animals (such as cattle, buffalo, sheep, goats, and camels) and humans that is most commonly associated with mosquito borne epidemics during years of heavy rainfall. Rift Valley fever is …   Medical dictionary

  • serious — adj. 1 bad/dangerous VERBS ▪ be, look, seem, sound ▪ become, get ▪ By this time the riots were getting serious. ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • rift — noun 1》 a crack, split, or break. 2》 a serious break in friendly relations. 3》 Geology a rift valley. verb [often as adjective rifted] chiefly Geology move or force to move apart. Origin ME: of Scand. origin …   English new terms dictionary

  • rift — noun (C) 1 a situation in which two people or groups have begun to dislike or distrust each other, usually caused by a serious disagreement: The government has been weakened by internal rifts. 2 a crack or narrow opening in a large mass of rock,… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • A Serious Fracture in the Anglican Church — ▪ 2009 R. Scott Appleby       In 2003 the American Episcopal Church opened a rift in the worldwide Anglican Communion (Church of England) by consecrating the first openly gay bishop, the Right Rev. V. Gene Robinson. Reflecting the challenges of… …   Universalium


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