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share

verb uk   /ʃeər/ us    /ʃer/
A2 [I or T] to have or use something at the same time as someone else: She's very possessive about her toys and finds it hard to share. Bill and I shared an office for years. I share a house with four other people.A2 [I or T] to divide food, money, goods, etc. and give part of it to someone else: Will you share your sandwich with me? Let's share the sweets (out) among/between everyone. We should share (in) the reward.B2 [I or T] If two or more people share an activity, they each do some of it: Shall we share the driving? We shared the preparation for the party between us, so it wasn't too much work.B1 [I or T] If two or more people or things share a feeling, quality, or experience, they both or all have the same feeling, quality, or experience: We share an interest in sailing. All hospitals share some common characteristics. I don't share your views/beliefs. Management and the union both share in the responsibility for the crisis. She knew that he was the person she wanted to share her life with.C1 [T] to tell someone else about your thoughts, feelings, ideas, etc.: He's not very good at sharing his worries. It's nice to have someone you can share your problems with. Come on, Bob, share the joke (with us).
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noun uk   /ʃeər/ us    /ʃer/

share noun (PART)

B2 [C or U] a part of something that has been divided between several people, which belongs to, is owed to, or has to be done by a particular person: The total bill comes to €80, so our share is €20. We must make sure that everyone gets equal shares of the food. The party's share of the vote fell from 39 percent to 24 percent. She's not doing her share of the work. We must all accept some share of the responsibility.
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share noun (PART OF A BUSINESS)

C2 [C] one of the equal parts that the ownership of a company is divided into, and that can be bought by members of the public: The value of my shares has risen/fallen by eight percent. We've got some shares in Apple. He invests in stocks and shares. share prices
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