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divide

verb
 
/dɪˈvɑɪd/ ( present participle dividing, past tense and past participle divided)
B1 to separate into parts or groups, or to make something separate into parts or groups: We divided up into teams of six.
to separate a place into two areas: There’s a narrow alley that divides our house from the one next door.
divide something (up) among/between someone to separate something into parts and give a part to each person in a group: The prize money will be divided equally among the winners.
to calculate how many times a number can go into another number: 12 divided by 6 equals 2.
(Definition of divide from the Websters Essential Mini Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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