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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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divide

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.

divide

(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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His use of inclusive language (though not for God), his concern that the church has fallen short in erasing the divide between male and female (Gal 3:28), and his concern for justice issues suggest progressiveness.
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Appu Kuttan, Chairman and Founder of CyberLearning, the global nonprofit leader in digital education, was yesterday awarded the prestigious "2006 Champions of Digital Literacy Inspiration Award" for making the most contributions globally to bridging the digital divide in 2006.
Tuesday's election illuminated a deep divide, not simply in American politics, but among Americans themselves and where they live.
In his address, Pastor focused on four ideas to address the state's many social and economic divides.
6 GHz to the AD9513/14/15, which perform divides, phase offsets, and delays in close proximity to the circuits needing clocks.
Each time a cell divides, however, it shaves off a portion of this chromosomal DNA.
Another scenario divides the Valley along the San Diego Freeway, creating a West Valley district and an East Valley district.
Social divides: Despite an appearance of wealth, social divides are widening in many developed countries.
After all, before a cell divides, its chromosomes must duplicate, separate into two sets, and move to opposite sides of the cell.
The GCAB's most recent report, entitled "Charting & Bridging Digital Divides," is the first study of its kind to compare and synthesize research about the digital divide in eight countries conducted over the past ten years.