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Dictionary definition for: Divide

1. (n) a serious disagreement between two groups of people (typically producing tension or hostility)

2. (v) separate into parts or portions; "divide the cake into three equal parts" "The British carved up the Ottoman Empire after World War I"

3. (n) a ridge of land that separates two adjacent river systems

4. (v) perform a division; "Can you divide 49 by seven?"

5. (v) act as a barrier between; stand between; "The mountain range divides the two countries"

6. (v) come apart; "The two pieces that we had glued separated"

7. (v) make a division or separation

8. (v) force, take, or pull apart; "He separated the fighting children" "Moses parted the Red Sea"

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