split noun

ADJ. clear, deep, major, serious A serious split in the ruling coalition appeared soon after the election. | growing | damaging

VERB + SPLIT cause, lead to

SPLIT + VERB appear, occur, open up

PREP. ~ between a split between the right and left wings of the party | ~ in/within, ~ over a growing split in the Church over the ordination of women | ~ with Mike's split with his wife