divide /dɪˈvaɪd/ verb (dividing, divided)
B1 to separate into parts or groups, or to make something separate into parts or groups: We divided up into teams.
› 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.