rift noun

ADJ. deep, growing, serious | public | ideological | marital, marriage

VERB + RIFT cause, create, lead to | deepen, widen His actions only deepened the rift between himself and the majority of Congress. | heal, mend, patch up, repair

RIFT + VERB develop, occur, open up A rift had opened up within the party. | deepen, grow, widen

PREP. ~ among/between new evidence of a rift between the two countries | ~ in/within The debate has succeeded only in widening rifts within the Church. | ~ over a rift over public spending | ~ with trying to heal the rift with his brother