1. present participle of cleave#English|cleave

cleaving (plural cleavings)

  1. The act of one who cleaves, splits, or severs.
  2. The act of one who cleaves, clings, or adheres.
    • 1813, John Owen, The grace and duty of being spiritually minded
      On all of them they renew their cleavings to God with love and delight.

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