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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.
See also: hive, off
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.
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The school was allocated 20 acres of land by the Agricultural Development Corporation (ADC) but 2.5 acres were hived off.
The Southern Bypass section hived off the Nairobi National Park is a four-kilometre stretch from the Ole Sereni junction off Mombasa Road, to the Carnivore junction in Lang'ata.
Britain's biggest grocer is launching a review of its lossmaking US operation today that could end with it being hived off or even closed.
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FORMER Hilton International chairman John Jarvis is heading back to Ladbrokes, who were hived off from Hilton last year, to become a non-executive director from July 1.
It was the CPS case that the sale proceeds - more than pounds 80,000 - had been hived off into a Gibraltar bank account and onwards from there, "by inference, to put the money beyond the reach of the authorities".
The group, which last month hived off high street electrical retailer Kesa into a separate quoted company, said it would use the proceeds of the sale to reduce debts.
Domiciliary care, and any other local government service, should be provided and run by our council and not just hived off to the private sector where profit comes before people."
A Parliamentary inquiry by the Public Administration Select Committee will claim pounds 3.5million in state cash has been hived off to run Conservative Central Office, close to the Commons.
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Chebyuk has three settlement schemes hived off from the Mt Elgon forest so Kenya Forest Service is opposed to plans to hive off the forest.
ROYAL Mail is struggling because its most lucrative bits have been hived off to the private sector.