divvy up

Meaning(s)

1. to divide/separate something

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divvy up the cards, divvy up the money

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 To 'divvy up' is an informal or colloquial verb used to describe the action of sharing out or dividing something among a group. You could divvy up money or other things of value. This is a verb you will hear used more often in social contexts than professional ones.

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  1. Could you divvy up the cards to all the players?
  2. Make sure you divvy up the money before you leave so everyone gets paid today.
  3. The expo had to divvy up the food so everyone at the table could have a portion.

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  1. I think the best way of approaching the workload is to divvy up tasks between each of us.
  2. John, would you mind divvying up these reports so everyone around the table has one to refer to?

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