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divvy up

To divide and dole out portions of something. All right, let's divvy up the cash and then go our separate ways. Who wants to divvy up the pizza?
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divvy up

v.
To divide something into parts or portions for distribution: The thieves went back to the cabin to divvy up the loot. My grandparents gave me $100, and I divvied it up among my brothers, sisters, and me.
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In a bid to tackle family problems, California legislators voted 68-0 on Thursday to push the federal government to allow the state to divvy up billions of foster-care dollars to spend more on preventive measures for families.
According to the Detroit Free Press, Wayne County's 153 prosecutors are slated to divvy up $500,000 in raises that have been funded by the fines alleged Johns pay to get their cars out of impound.
205), then player 1 should consistently settle for half of $20 rather than trust player 2 to divvy up a larger amount.
I resent any public employee group that extorts ever-increasing tax confiscations from us taxpayers by painting doomsday scenarios warning us that, unless we taxpayers divvy up, the whole damn system is going to collapse, and our lives and safety are at risk.
Two research groups, both with reports in the March 7 Cell, now offer some promising insights into how bacteria divvy up their chromosomes.
In this cutthroat game, political horse traders and Washington lobbyists divvy up the public real estate.
But before the team can divvy up the loot, Norton's Steve double-crosses them, killing Bridger, and leaving the rest, he believes, dead.
In small groups, each volunteer tried to obtain as much money as possible for the candidate assigned to him or her by the researchers, while also working toward a consensus on how to divvy up available funds.
City Hall is little more than the place where the insiders, the powerful and the special interests make their deals and divvy up the taxpayer spoils.
But the long-standing debate over how best to divvy up fragmentary fossils into hominid species has not vanished.
Then they would divvy up the phantom residents among the city's various communities, depending on local demographics.
Scientists usually assume that in the brain, key neurons divvy up responsibility for estimating the location of sounds originating at various points in the environment.
What LAFCO must do instead is develop a simple formula that nobody can object to, and which will leave it up to the cities themselves to hash out a way to divvy up the possessions they all want so badly.
He's asked to serve as chairman of the American Studies department (do universities still divvy up departments in such a fashion?
The way the garden has gone along and will continue in the near future is divvy up the garden into affordable pieces.