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"split" in British English

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uk   us   /splɪt/ (present participle splitting, past tense and past participle split)

split verb (DIVIDE)

B2 [I or T] to (​cause to) ​divide into two or more ​parts, ​especially along a ​particularline: The ​prize was split between Susan and Kate. Split the ​aubergines inhalf and ​cover with ​breadcrumbs. The ​teacher split the ​children (up) into three ​groups.informal I'll split (= ​share) this ​croissant with you. His ​trousers split when he ​tried to ​jump the ​fence. [+ obj + adj ] The woman had split her ​head open (= got a ​long, ​deepwound in her ​head) when she was ​thrown off the ​horse.C2 [I] to ​form cracks: The ​woodenfloor had ​cracked and split in the ​heat.C2 [I or T] If the ​people in an ​organization or ​group split, or if something splits them, they ​disagree and ​formsmallergroups: The ​childcareissue has split the ​employers' ​group. The ​unionexecutive has split down the ​middle (= ​divided into two equal-sized ​groups who ​disagree with each other) on what to do next. A ​group of ​extremists split (off) from the ​Labour Party to ​form a new "Workers Party".split the difference If you split the ​difference, you ​agree on a ​number or ​amount that is ​exactly in the ​middle of the ​difference between two other ​numbers or ​amounts.
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split verb (TELL)

[I] UK old-fashioned informal to ​tell other ​peoplesecret and ​damaginginformation about someone: They ​knew Josie wouldn't split on them to the ​teacher.

split verb (LEAVE)

[I] old-fashioned informal to ​leave a ​place
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splitnoun [C]

uk   us   /splɪt/
a ​long, ​thinhole in something where it has ​brokenapart: Rain was getting in through a split in the ​plasticsheeting. a ​situation in which a ​group of ​people is ​divided into ​smallergroups because they ​disagree about something: There is a ​widening split betweenseniormanagers and the ​rest of the ​workforce. The ​taxissue has ​caused a split in/within the ​government. There was a 75/25 split in the ​voting.the splits [plural] UK (US split) the ​action of ​sitting on the ​floor with ​yourlegsstraight out and ​flat along the ​floor in ​oppositedirections: Can you do the splits?
(Definition of split from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"split" in American English

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splitverb [I/T]

 us   /splɪt/ (present participle splitting, past tense and past participle split)
to ​divide into two or more ​parts, esp. along a ​particularline: [T] I ​suggest we split the ​profits between us. [T] The ​teacher split the ​class into three ​groups. [I] His ​pants split when he ​jumped the ​fence. slang To split also ​means to ​leave a ​place: [I] The ​movie was ​boring, so I split.
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splitnoun [C]

 us   /splɪt/
a ​long, ​thintear, or a ​division: There’s a split in this ​sheet. Peace ​talks are threatened by a split among ​rebelleaders.
(Definition of split from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"split" in Business English

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uk   us   /splɪt/ (splitting, split, split)
[I or T] (also split (sth) up) to ​divide or cause to ​divide into two or more ​parts: The ​seniorleadershipfinallyconcluded that it made sense for the two ​businesses to split. The roles of ​chiefexecutive and ​chairman could be split.split sth between sth It is ​thought that Mr Snow's ​job will now be split between ​generalinsurance and ​lifeinsurance.split sth equally/evenly She splits her ​time equally between ​work and ​home.split sth up into sth The ​corporation was split up into three ​separatecompanies.
[I or T] (also split off) if a ​part of an ​organization splits or is split from the larger ​organization, it becomes its own ​independentorganization: split (sth) from sth The Shanghai ​enterprise split from a ​jointventure with S.C. Johnson.split sth into sth The ​electronicsdivision was split off into a freestanding ​company.
[T] to ​dividemoney in ​order to ​share it between ​people, ​organizations, or ​groups: split sth between sb/sth Sales-tax ​money will be split between the city and the ​state. The ​onlinemagazinerecordedrevenues of $11.5m split equally between ​subscriptionfees and ​advertising.split sth two/three/four, etc. ways We 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 MARKET to ​divideshares of a ​company into two or more ​shares with ​lowervalue: Some ​analysts said the ​company is splitting its ​stock to ​gaininvestors' ​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 ​rulingparty was split on the ​issue.be split between sb Opinions 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] (also split up) to end a ​relationship: The ​partners split after ​working together for fifteen ​years.

splitnoun [C]

uk   us   /splɪt/
(also stock split) FINANCE, STOCK MARKET the ​act of ​dividing each of a company's ​shares into two or more ​shares: Companies that announce ​stock splits often see their ​sharesrise before the split as ​investorsanticipatedemand.
(Definition of split from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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