›[I or T](alsosplit (sth) up)to divide or cause to divide into two or more parts: The senior leadership finally concluded that it made sense for the two businesses to split.The roles of chief executive and chairman could be split.split sth between sthIt is thought that Mr Snow's job will now be split between general insurance and life insurance.split sth equally/evenlyShe splits her time equally between work and home.split sth up into sthThe corporation was split up into three separate companies.
›[I or T](alsosplit off)if a part of an organization splits or is split from the larger organization, it becomes its own independent organization: split (sth) from sthThe Shanghai enterprise split from a joint venture with S.C. Johnson.split sth into sthThe electronics division was split off into a freestanding company.
›[T]to divide money in order to share it between people, organizations, or groups: split sth between sb/sthSales-tax money will be split between the city and the state.The online magazine recorded revenues of $11.5m split equally between subscription fees and advertising.split sth two/three/four, etc. waysWe will split the profits three ways.split sth 50-50/60-40/70-30, etc.Let's split the cost 50-50.
›[T]FINANCE, STOCK MARKETto divide shares of a company into two or more shares with lower value: Some analysts said the company is splitting its stock to gain investors' attention.
›[I or T]if a group of people or their opinions split or are split, some people have one opinion and others have a different opinion: The ruling party was split on the issue.be split between sbOpinions were split cleanly between workers and managers.split 50-50/55-45/60-40, etc.Shareholders split 55-45 in the vote to install the new CEO.
›[I](alsosplit up)to end a relationship: The partners split after working together for fifteen years.