Translation of "divide" - English-Traditional 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. 講座結束後,我想讓所有學生分成幾個討論小組。
After the Second World War Germany was divided into two separate countries. 第二次世界大戰之後,德國被分成了兩個獨立的國家。

C1 [ T ] to share

I think we should divide (up) the costs equally among/between us. 我認爲我們應該平均分攤這些費用。

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. 一條窄窄的小巷將我們的房子和鄰居的隔開了。
This path marks the dividing line between my land and my neighbour's. 這條路是我和鄰居的土地分界線。

[ 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. 她有時住在紐約的公寓,有時住在約克郡的小屋。

[ 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. 經過長時間的辯論,下議院議員最終進行了分組表決。

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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. 該黨在死刑問題上意見不統一。
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. 十除以五等於二。
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? 18除以6等於多少?
2 divides into 10 five times. 十除以二等於五。

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. 由於債務償還問題,富國與窮國之間的隔閡日趨擴大。

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