split between (two or more people or things)

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split between (two or more people or things)

1. To be undecided or uncommitted between two or more options or possibilities. I know Kevin is split between becoming a doctor or pursuing a career in art. I'm really split between these two styles for the wallpaper in the living room.
2. To share or divvy up something between two or more people or things. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "split" and "between." The portions are really huge here, so Mary and I are just going to split a single entrée between us. We're already splitting a very thin budget between five different departments, so I don't see how the company will afford a sixth.
See also: between, more, people, split

split something between (someone and someone else)

 and split something between (something and something else)
to divide something between two people or things. The cook split the last of the pie between Jane and Carla. We have to split the copies of the reports between the two committees.
See also: between, split
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affiliate and transferred to the possessions corporation after 1948; (ii) the cost-sharing method, which permits a return on intangibles if the electing possessions corporation makes a payment to its affiliates according to a statutory formula or a royalty amount determined under sections 367 and 482; or (iii) the profit-split method, which provides a statutory formula for splitting between the possessions corporation and its U.S.