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hive off

To separate someone or something from someone or something else. A noun or pronoun can be used between "hive" and "off." I think we need to hive this group off into another homeroom—there's just too many kids in here.
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hive off

v.
To set something apart from a group: The CEO hived off the department into another division. The police academy hived the new recruits off during orientation.
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BSNL has already hired consultants to help it hive off its tower business.
If it is felt necessary to beef up the Warwickshire force then why not hive off the Coventry section of West Midlands Police and add this to the existing Warwickshire force?
Disappointment that retail giant GUS will not immediately hive off its Experian credit checking arm cast a shadow over the London market today.
To get the Commission's green light this time round, Alcan has said it is prepared to hive off a flat-rolled steel mill in Germany.
Kenyatta will also form a new ministry to hive off some of the functions currently performed by the Interior and Coordination ministry.
Meanwhile rival FirstGroup have rejected pressure from a big investor to hive off their US bus division.
UBS AG (NYSE: UBS) has rejected shareholder Knight Vinke's demand to hive off the investment banking unit of the Swiss lender.
But Universal is now thought to be drawing up plans to hive off the record label along with other assets to help assuage regulators' concerns about its market dominance, according to press reports.
There are plans to hive off scores of hospitals to foreign companies offering expertise that is neither wanted nor required.
"She has a broad suspicion that there are some plans to privatise or hive off the Riverside Festival.
OIL giant BP recorded first-quarter profits of pounds 2.64bnand unveiled plans to hive off half of its petrochemicals arm.
Countrywide said advanced discussions were taking place with a small number of parties as it explored options to hive off the division, which has been mostly closed to new business since August 2002.
Indice Multimedia is to hive off its free newspaper activities and regroup them as part of its Indice Multiprensa subsidiary.
Whitbread is being forced to hive off the brewing arm after striking a deal to buy 3,500 pubs from Allied Domecq.
Hoenig said that he would prefer banks to hive off risky activities such as trading and creating derivatives and eliminate any taxpayer subsidy for such businesses.