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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.
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

divvy something up

tv. to divide something up. They divvied up the fish and drove back to the city.
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As reported in these pages last year (see our Insider Report item "UN's Law of the Sea Caper," in our February 24, 2003 issue), a group of cartographers 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." UNB mapper David Monahan brazenly refers to this as the "largest land grab in human history": "I think of it as the world ocean being divided up by this [LOST] treaty, that's two thirds of the world's surface."
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One of the largest troughs in town is the House Transportation Committee, charged with divvying up as much as $175 billion for roads, bridges and rail systems in every state for the next six years.