split into

split something into something

to divide or sever something into something. Jeff split the log into four parts. Please split this log in half so it will burn better.
See also: split
References in classic literature ?
The river is not always allowed to spread over its whole bed--which is as much as thirty, and sometimes forty yards wide--but is split into three equal bodies of water, by stone dikes which throw the main volume, depth, and current into the central one.
Throughout the continuance of the council, it was split into two fixed and violent parties.
This country and this people seem to have been made for each other, and it appears as if it was the design of Providence, that an inheritance so proper and convenient for a band of brethren, united to each other by the strongest ties, should never be split into a number of unsocial, jealous, and alien sovereignties.
Paint market data split into nine key end-use segments, with accompanying text and trends: Architectural, General Industrial, Protective, Marine, Industrial Wood, Auto OEM, Auto Refinish, Plastic and Powder