Translation of "divide" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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uk /dɪˈvaɪd/ us /dɪˈvaɪd/

divide verb (SEPARATE)

B1 [ I or T ] to (cause to) separate into parts or groups

At the end of the lecture, I'd like all the students to divide into small discussion groups. 讲座结束后,我想让所有学生分成几个讨论小组。
After the Second World War Germany was divided into two separate countries. 第二次世界大战之后,德国被分成了两个独立的国家。

C1 [ T ] to share

I think we should divide (up) the costs equally among/between us. 我认为我们应该平均分摊这些费用。

B2 [ T ] If something divides two areas, it marks the edge or limit of them.

There's a narrow alley that divides our house from the one next door. 一条窄窄的胡同将我们的房子和邻居的隔开了。
This path marks the dividing line between my land and my neighbour's. 这条路是我和邻居的土地分界线。

[ T ] to use different amounts of something for different purposes or activities

She divides her time between her apartment in New York and her house in the Berkshires. 她有时住在纽约的公寓,有时住在约克郡的小屋。

[ I ] UK If Members of Parliament divide, they vote by separating into two groups, one group who want the law that is being voted on to be accepted and one group who are against it.

After a lengthy debate, MPs/the House of Commons divided. 经过长时间的辩论,下议院议员最终进行了分组表决。

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divide verb (DISAGREE)

B2 [ T often passive ] to cause a group of people to disagree about something

The party is divided on/over the issue of capital punishment. 该党在死刑问题上意见不统一。
divide and rule

a way of keeping yourself in a position of power by causing disagreements among other people so that they are unable to oppose you


divide verb (CALCULATE)

divide sth by sth

to calculate the number of times that one number fits (exactly) into another

10 divided by 5 is/equals 2. 10除以5等于2。
divide (sth) into sth

C1 If a number divides into another number, it fits (exactly) into it when multiplied a particular number of times.

What do you get if you divide 6 into 18? 6除18等于多少?
2 divides into 10 five times. 2除10等于5。

dividenoun [ C ]

uk /dɪˈvaɪd/ us /dɪˈvaɪd/

C1 a difference or separation

The divide between the rich and the poor in this country is continuing to grow. 由于债务偿还问题,富国与穷国之间的隔阂日趋扩大。

(Translation of “divide” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)