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divide

verb
 
 
/dɪˈvaɪd/
SEPARATE [I, T] B1 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.Separating and dividing
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.Separating and dividing
PLACE [T] B2 to separate a place into two areas: An ancient wall divides the city.Separating and dividing
NUMBERS [I, T] to calculate how many times a number can go into another number: 12 divided by 6 equals 2.Addition, subtraction, multiplication and divisionCalculations and calculating
DISAGREE [T] to make people disagree about something: [often passive] Council members were divided over plans to build a new stadium.Separating and dividing
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