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divvy up

To divide and dole out portions of something. A noun or pronoun can be used between "divvy" and "up." 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.
See also: divvy, up
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divvy

(ˈdɪvi)
n. a share of something. (see also divvy something up.) How much is my divvy?

divvy something up

tv. to divide something up. They divvied up the fish and drove back to the city.
See also: divvy, something, up
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NEW YORK--WestPoint Stevens Home Fashions said last week that it is moving its West Coast sales manager to the East Coast and divvying up responsibility for California between its Midwest and Pacific Northwest executives.
Politics in America instead divides its data into compartments: A profile of the district; for first-termers, a discussion of their "path to Washington"; and for incumbents, separate sections on the politicians' actions "in Washington" and "at home." Divvying up each congressional district in this manner only enhances the rather bland, "just-the-facts-ma'am" rap Politics in America uses in describing the people who inhabit Congress.
The five presidents of the Caspian coastal states held their fourth summit Monday, but are nowhere closer to divvying up the Caspian than they have been before.
PHILADELPHIA -- Women and men sometimes do things differently, right down to divvying up their genetic legacies.
The Conservatives leapt on the figures, for the 2006-07 school year, as evidence that the Government was simply "divvying up a limited number of good school places" - instead of creating more good schools.
where we're invited into the homes of the rich to witness them divvying up the furniture and kids?
"A group of ocean mappers at the University of New Brunswick is redrawing the world's oceans under new rules set by the United Nations, divvying up trillions of dollars worth of natural resources in huge chunks of the sea floor," according to a January 29th CBC report.
Katherine and Rudolph Ortega were divvying up a box of McDonald's chicken wings for their children, when, they say they discovered a nasty surprise: a deep-fried chicken head, with beak, eyes, and even a few feathers intact.
Another hypothesis has the sensory system divvying up space in the brain according to a genetic plan, "like a blueprint for a house," says David Rapaport of the University of California, San Diego, who has studied eye development.
The queen was responsible for divvying up portions of the remainder for the royal family's use and for divine offerings.
Such a precise divvying up of brain functions concerned with word meanings poses a challenge to recent theories (based on work with "neural network" computers) that reject the need for rule-based language systems in the brain, the researchers add.
He and others have found that amphibians employ a variety of communication strategies, including divvying up sound frequencies among different species, creating a louder fracas than their neighbors or producing periodic, easily recognizable calls.