But if the rift with Iran widens, it could become a shadow enemy in Syria as the U.S. begins its war there.
No, I think the rift between Pam and Edie is too deep for any sort of reconciliation.
Their alleged jailing represents the biggest ever rift among high-ranking Iranian officials since the 1979 revolution.
early 14c., "a split, act of splitting," from a Scandinavian source (cf. Danish and Norwegian rift "a cleft," Old Icelandic ript (pronounced "rift") "breach;" related to Old Norse ripa "to break a contract" (see riven). Figurative use from 1620s. Geological sense from 1921. As a verb, c.1300.