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sharenoun [C]

 us   /ʃer, ʃær/
  • share noun [C] (PART)

one of the parts into which something has been divided: The total bill comes to $200, so our share is $40. She’s not doing her fair share of the work.
  • share noun [C] (PART OWNERSHIP)

one of the equal parts into which the ownership of a company is divided: She owns 2000 shares of General Electric.

shareverb [I/T]

 us   /ʃer, ʃær/
  • share verb [I/T] (DIVIDE INTO PARTS)

to divide or use something with others: [T] Why don’t we share the salad? [I/T] All the employees in the company share (in) the profits. [T] She shares an office with Anne. [T] It’s a long trip – why don’t we share the driving (= each do some of it)? [T] Our whole family shares an interest in hiking (= We all like it). [T] I have an idea I’d like to share with you (= tell you).
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shareverb

uk   /ʃeər/  us   /ʃer/
A2 [I or T] to have or use something at the same time as someone else: She's very possessive about her toys and finds it hard to share. Bill and I shared an office for years. I share a house with four other people.
A2 [I or T] to divide food, money, goods, etc. and give part of it to someone else: Will you share your sandwich with me? Let's share the sweets (out) among/between everyone. We should share (in) the reward.
B2 [I or T] If two or more people share an activity, they each do some of it: Shall we share the driving? We shared the preparation for the party between us, so it wasn't too much work.
B1 [I or T] If two or more people or things share a feeling, quality, or experience, they both or all have the same feeling, quality, or experience: We share an interest in sailing. All hospitals share some common characteristics. I don't share your views/beliefs. The management and the union both share in the responsibility for the crisis. She knew that he was the person she wanted to share her life with.
C1 [T] to tell someone else about your thoughts, feelings, ideas, etc.: He's not very good at sharing his worries. It's nice to have someone you can share your problems with. Come on, Bob, share the joke (with us).

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sharenoun

uk   /ʃeər/  us   /ʃer/
  • share noun (PART)

B2 [C or U] a part of something that has been divided between several people: The total bill comes to €80, so our share is €20. We ought to make sure that everyone gets equal shares of the food. His share of the vote rose by 15 percentage points among Hispanics.
B2 [C or U] a part of something that several people are involved in: She's not doing her share of the work. We must all accept some share of the responsibility.

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  • share noun (PART OF A BUSINESS)

C2 [C] one of the equal parts that the ownership of a company is divided into, and that can be bought by members of the public: The value of my shares has risen/fallen by eight percent. We have some shares in Apple. He invests in stocks and shares. share prices

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sharenoun

uk   us   /ʃeər/
[C, usually singular] one of the parts that results when something is divided between several people, groups, etc., or a number representing that part: The total bill comes to €80, so our share is €20. The party's share of the vote fell from 39% to 24%. We must all accept some share of the responsibility.
[C] FINANCE, STOCK MARKET one of the units that the ownership of a company, fund, etc. is divided into and which can be bought by members of the public: She buys and sells stocks and shares. The value of my shares has fallen by 8%. Share prices have gone up for three weeks in a row. have/own/hold shares in sth On the London Stock Exchange, 18.5 million shares were traded yesterday. The company is talking to its investors about issuing shares to fund the deal.
sb's (fair) share of sth
a lot, or more than enough, of something bad: We've certainly got our share of problems at the moment. The country's economy has seen its fair share of difficult times lately.
(Definition of share from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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