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Natural EventsPlay
Use 'calve' to describe natural breaking events in ice formations, not man-made ones. SlideAs the temperature rose, we witnessed the glacier calve.
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Geographical PhenomenaPlay
'Calve' is mostly used in discussions related to geography or climate change. SlideScientists measured how fast the ice shelf would calve each year.
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Passive ObservationPlay
When 'calve' is used, it often implies that the event is observed passively, without human interference. SlideThe expedition team recorded the moment the iceberg began to calve.