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hive sth off

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verb uk phrasal verb with hive   /haɪv/ us  
to separate one part of a company, usually by selling it: The plan is to hive off individual companies as soon as they are profitable.
Translations of “hive sth off”
in Chinese (Traditional) (通常指透過出售)分離(公司的某部分)…
in Chinese (Simplified) (通常指通过出售)分离(公司的某部分)…
(Definition of hive sth off from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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