HyperDic: carve_up

English > 1 sense of the expression carve up:
VERBsocialcarve up, divide, split, split up, separate, disseverseparate into parts or portions
English > carve up: 1 sense > verb 1, social
Meaningseparate into parts or portions.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Synonymsdivide, split, split up, separate, dissever
NarrowerBalkanize, Balkanisedivide a territory into small, hostile states
cantondivide into cantons, of a country
format, initialize, initialisedivide (a disk) into marked sectors so that it may store data
lotdivide into lots, as of land, for example
paragraphdivide into paragraphs, as of text
parceldivide into parts
sectionalize, sectionalisedivide into sections, especially into geographic sections
sliver, splinterdivide into slivers or splinters
subdividedivide into smaller and smaller pieces
triangulatedivide into triangles / triangles or give a triangular form to
unitize, unitisedivide (bulk material) and process as units
Broaderchange integritychange in physical make-up
See alsocarvecut to pieces
Oppositeunite, unifyact in concert or unite in a common purpose or belief
Spanishdesdoblar, desunir, dividir, escindir, fragmentar, partir, repartir, separar
Catalandesdoblar, dividir, partir, repartir, separar

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