Definition of 'rift'
Example sentences containing 'rift'
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Did this cause a rift with her parents? Times, Sunday Times (2016)You can see what has caused a family rift and how you can put this right. The Sun (2012)The rift between people and politicians reflects an adjustment in which people have more power. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The most dangerous thing is that this culling could open a rift between farmers and conservationists. The Sun (2011)You cannot force him to heal the rift but you can try to strengthen your relationship. The Sun (2012)This could cause a real rift between the two brothers. The Sun (2006)But prohibition widened already serious rifts in the social fabric of the country. The American Nation: A History of the United States to 1877 (1995)It is a bitter rift that has been going on for years with little progress towards resolution. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The row exposed deep rifts within the cabinet. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Then a silly row caused a massive rift between them. The Sun (2012)Sharing ideas can help heal a family rift. The Sun (2012)Behind the dispute lies a bitter family rift. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The video also caused a rift with his wife. The Sun (2012)One call could heal a rift and bring a friend back into your life. The Sun (2012)When the family get together you are the one who can heal a rift and get people talking. The Sun (2008)Some early intervention and guidance might not only stop but mend the rift that is opening up between you. Times, Sunday Times (2010)For this open rift in the leadership is likely only to stiffen the resolve of the hardliners to crack down harder. Times, Sunday Times (2009)And we can see where such a rift might lead America. Times, Sunday Times (2012)After all, there had been serious rifts in the days of empire too. The Constraints of Corporate Tradition (1987)At home, you can heal a rift and get people talking again. The Sun (2012)His impending departure comes after days of intrigue, sniping and crisis talks that exposed the deepening rift between the two men. Times, Sunday Times (2016)A rift has split my family apart after a disagreement about the timing of my sons' weddings. Times, Sunday Times (2008)
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Translations for 'rift'
British English: rift NOUN
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 two parties.
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