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cross the Great Divide

To die. I'm really scared that mom is going to cross the Great Divide any day now. The doctors are saying that it’s only a matter of time.
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divide by something

to perform mathematical division by a particular number. Can you divide by sixteens? Add this figure to the next column and divide by twenty.
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something between people or things to give shares of something to specific people or groups. (In a strict sense, only between two entities. Informally, between two or more.) I will have to divide the toys between the two children. He divided the tasks between the day crew and the night crew.

divide something by something

 to perform mathematical division on something, using a particular number. Now, divide this sum by the figure in column seven. Can you divide
1. ,400 by 59?
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divide something fifty-fifty

 and split something fifty-fifty
to divide something into two equal parts. (The fifty means 50 percent.) Tommy and Billy divided the candy fifty-fifty. The robbers split the money fifty-fifty.
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divide something (off)

 (from something or animals)
1. to separate something from something else. Let's divide the chickens off from the ducks and put the chickens in the shed. We divided off the chickens from the ducks.
2. to separate something from something else, using a partition. We divided the sleeping area off from the rest of the room. A curtain was used to divide off a sleeping area.


(something) (up) (between someone or something) and divide something (up) (among someone or something) to give something out in shares to people or groups. (More informal with up. Between with two;among with more.) Please divide this up between the visitors. Cut the birthday cake and divide it up among all the party guests. Please divide up this pie between the children.

divide and conquer/rule

a way of keeping yourself in a position of power by making the people under you disagree with each other so that they are unable to join together and remove you from your position A small minority have continued to govern by a policy of divide and conquer.
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divide and conquer

Also, divide and govern or rule . Win by getting one's opponents to fight among themselves. For example, Divide and conquer was once a very successful policy in sub-Saharan Africa. This expression is a translation of the Latin maxim, Divide et impera ("divide and rule"), and began to appear in English about 1600.
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great divide

n. a divorce. How did Sam survive the great divide?
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Trisha begins, "We were to actively engage in the improvement of those disenfranchised--those most affected by the digital divide.
Hwang used the cells to create a stem cell line, or a group of cells genetically identical to each other that would continue to grow and divide forever.
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Another cell biologist cautions that the observed failure rate of Entamoeba to fully divide could be an artifact of the experiment.
He urged public- and private-sector leaders to concentrate on fostering economic growth; improving education, especially vocational training for workforce development; reducing the digital divide and its impacts, and creating labor and community standards that set new floors for a minimum wage, a living wage and access to health insurance.
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For the winner, the challenge is even greater - bridging the divide with real action and not just platitudes.
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New evidence suggests that, contrary to scientific consensus, heart muscle cells do divide and the number of cells can increase.
A strengthening relationship between family income and educational opportunities is trapping disadvantaged teens on the wrong side of an information divide, a digital divide and a cultural divide.
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Lately, much attention has been paid to stem cells from embryos, which can divide to form all tissues of the body.