hive off(redirected from hive someone 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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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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