a crack, split, or break in something.
the wind had torn open a rift in the clouds
sinonim: crack, fault, flaw, split, break, breach, fissure, fracture, cleft, crevice, cavity, opening
a serious break in friendly relations.
their demise caused a rift between the city’s town and gown
sinonim: breach, division, split, quarrel, squabble, disagreement, falling-out, row, argument, dispute, conflict, feud, estrangement, spat, scrap