carve something up


carve something up
Syn:
divide, break up, partition, apportion, subdivide, split up, share out

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  • carve something up — DIVIDE, partition, apportion, subdivide, split up, break up; share out, dole out; informal divvy up. → carve * * * divide something ruthlessly into separate areas or domains West Africa was carved up by the Europeans * * * ˌcarve sthˈup derived ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • carve something up — cut into or divide up something ruthlessly. → carve …   English new terms dictionary

  • carve something out — 1) take something from a larger whole, esp. with difficulty carving out a 5 percent share of the overall vote 2) establish or create something through painstaking effort he managed to carve out a successful photographic career for himself …   Useful english dictionary

  • carve something out — develop a career, reputation, etc. through painstaking effort. → carve …   English new terms dictionary

  • carve up — verb separate into parts or portions divide the cake into three equal parts The British carved up the Ottoman Empire after World War I • Syn: ↑divide, ↑split, ↑split up, ↑separate, ↑dissever • Ant …   Useful english dictionary

  • carve — verb 1 (I, T) to cut a large piece of cooked meat into smaller pieces using a big knife: Carve the lamb into slices and arrange in a hot serving dish. 2 (T) to cut shapes out of solid wood or stone: Michelangelo carved this figure from a single… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • carve — verb 1》 cut into or shape (a hard material) in order to produce an object or design.     ↘produce (an object or design) by carving. 2》 cut (cooked meat) into slices for eating. 3》 (carve something out) develop a career, reputation, etc. through… …   English new terms dictionary

  • carve — [[t]kɑ͟ː(r)v[/t]] carves, carving, carved 1) VERB If you carve an object, you make it by cutting it out of a substance such as wood or stone. If you carve something such as wood or stone into an object, you make the object by cutting it out. →… …   English dictionary

  • carve — verb 1) he carved horn handles Syn: sculpt, cut, hew, whittle, chisel, shape, fashion 2) I carved my initials on the tree Syn: engrave, incise, score, cut …   Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

  • carve — [ka:v US ka:rv] v ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(make object or pattern)¦ 2¦(cut something into a surface)¦ 3¦(cut meat)¦ 4¦(job/position/life)¦ 5¦(water/wind)¦ 6¦(reduce something)¦ Phrasal verbs  carve somebody/something<=>up ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [: Old English; Origin:… …   Dictionary of contemporary English