divide up

This page is about the phrasal verb divide up.

Meaning: If you divide something up, you separate it into smaller parts so that everyone gets a share.

Synonym: divvy up (informal), share out

For example:

  • divide up sth We'll divide up any profits we make at the end of each month.

  • divide sth up If we divide the office space up into ten equal areas, we can create work stations for ten members of staff.

Nouns often used as objects with divide up: profit, money, inheritance, estate, space, land, pizza, cake

Quick Quiz:

After we had robbed the bank, we divided up

a. the bank manager

b. the money

c. the getaway car

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Contributor: Matt Errey