divvy up

verb
give out as one's portion or share
Syn: ↑share, ↑portion out, ↑apportion, ↑deal
Derivationally related forms: ↑deal (for: ↑deal), ↑apportionable (for: ↑apportion), ↑share (for: ↑share), ↑sharer (for: ↑share), ↑sharing (for: ↑share)
Hypernyms: ↑distribute, ↑give out, ↑hand out, ↑pass out
Entailment: ↑separate, ↑divide, ↑part
Verb Frames:
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ˌdivvy ˈup [intransitive/transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they divvy up he/she/it divvies up present participle divvying up past tense divvied up past participle divvied up] informal phrasal verb
to divide or share something
Thesaurus: to share or divide something between peoplesynonym
Main entry: divvy

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divvy up [phrasal verb]
divvy (something) up or divvy up (something) informal : to divide or share (something)

We divvied up the money.

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Main Entry:divvy

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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