SEPARATE [I, T] › to separate into parts or groups, or to make something separate into parts or groups: We divided up into teams of six. Each school year is divided into two semesters.
divide sth (up) among/between sb › 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.
PLACE [T] › to separate a place into two areas: An ancient wall divides the city. NUMBERS [I, T] › to calculate how many times a number can go into another number: 12 divided by 6 equals 2. DISAGREE [T] › to cause people to disagree about something: [often passive] Council members were divided over plans to build a new stadium.