1. to tear; to rip upOnly applies to 裂く
- さ 。
- The girl tore the cloth.
2. to cut up; to cleave; to cut open (esp. the abdomen)
3. to forcibly separate (e.g. two lovers)Only applies to 裂く
4. to spare (time, money, etc.); to use part of somethingOnly applies to 割く
- Can you spare me a few minutes of your valuable time?
5. to have a tattoo in the corner of one's eyeArchaism, See also 黥く
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