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share

noun [C]  /ʃer, ʃær/ us  

share noun [C] (PART)

one of the parts into which something has been divided: The total bill comes to $200, so our share is $40. She’s not doing her fair share of the work.

share noun [C] (PART OWNERSHIP)

one of the equal parts into which the ownership of a company is divided: She owns 2000 shares of General Electric.

share

verb [I/T]  /ʃer, ʃær/ us  

share verb [I/T] (DIVIDE INTO PARTS)

to divide or use something with others: [T] Why don’t we share the salad? [I/T] All the employees in the company share (in) the profits. [T] She shares an office with Anne. [T] It’s a long trip – why don’t we share the driving (= each do some of it)? [T] Our whole family shares an interest in hiking (= We all like it). [T] I have an idea I’d like to share with you (= tell you).
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