cleave-v; 2 Senses

Sense Number 1: Cut into, possibly creating something new.

The surgeon cleaved the bone.
The water cleaves a channel into the rock.
Cleave the meat and place it in the skillet.

VerbNet: break-45.1,carve-21.2-1
FrameNet: Cause_to_fragment
PropBank: cleave.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 2

Sense Number 2: Resist separation; cling to.

The dress cleaves to her body in the worst way.
The sushi rice grains cleave together.
The child cleaved to her mother.

VerbNet: cling-22.5
FrameNet: NM
PropBank: NM
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3