divide

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divide(
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vayd
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to separate into parts)
a. dividir
She divides her time between work and family.Divide su tiempo entre trabajo y familia.
b. separar
The teacher divided them into teams.La maestra los separó en equipos.
2. (to cause to be apart; often used with "from")
a. separar
A creek divides the two properties.Un arroyo separa las dos propiedades.
The Andes divide Chile from Argentina.Los Andes separan a Chile de Argentina.
3. (to give out)
a. repartir
The thieves divided the stolen money in equal parts.Los ladrones repartieron el dinero robado en partes iguales.
4. (mathematics)
a. dividir
Can you try to divide these two numbers?¿Puedes tratar de dividir estos dos números?
5. (to cause to disagree)
a. dividir
The issue of raising the minimum wage divided the parties.El tema de subir el salario mínimo dividió a los partidos.
6. (politics) (United Kingdom)
a. hacer que proceda a la votación
The Member of Parliament moved that a Bill be brought in and proposed to divide the House on the issue.El miembro del Parlamento propuso que un proyecto de ley se admitiera y propuso hacer que la Cámara procediera a su votación.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
7. (to be separated)
a. dividirse
The book is divided into 14 chapters.El libro se divide en 14 capítulos.
8. (mathematics)
a. dividir
First-graders haven't learned to divide.Los niños de primero no han aprendido a dividir.
9. (to diverge)
a. bifurcarse
Turn right after the second light, then when the road divides, take the left fork.Da vuelta a la derecha después del segundo semáforo y cuando la carretera se bifurca, toma el desvío a la izquierda.
10. (politics) (United Kingdom)
a. votar
The House divided on the Bill with the Ayes outnumbering the Noes.La Cámara votó la propuesta de ley con más votos a favor que en contra.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
11. (separation)
a. la división
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
The divide among social classes is very noticeable in this country.La división entre clases sociales está muy marcada en este país.
12. (geography)
a. la línea divisoria de aguas
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
From here you can see the divide between the two basins.Desde aquí se puede ver la línea divisoria de aguas entre las dos cuencas.
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divide
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (gulf)
a. la división f, separación
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
2. (money, food)
a. repartir
to divide something in two/threedividir algo en dos/tres partes
3. (mathematics)
a. dividir
divide 346 by 17dividir 346 entre 17
4. (separate)
a. separar
divide and ruledivide y vencerás
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
5. (road)
a. bifurcarse
6. (group)
a. dividirse
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divide [dɪˈvaɪd]
transitive verb
1 (separate) separar
the Pyrenees divide France from Spain los Pirineos separan Francia de España
2 (also divide up) (split) [+money, work, kingdom] dividir; repartir;among, between entre; [+sweets] repartir;among, between entre; [+apple, orange, cake] partir; dividir;among, between entre;into en;
we will have to divide up the work - it's too much for one person the kingdom was divided up, each prince taking one region
they divided it among themselves se lo repartieron entre sí
to divide [between]
when he died his property was divided between his daughters cuando murió su propiedad se repartió or se dividió entre sus hijas; she tried to divide her time fairly between the children intentaba repartir su tiempo de forma equitativa entre los niños
to divide [into]
the house has been divided into flats la casa se ha dividido en apartamentos; divide the dough into four pieces dividir la masa en cuatro trozos
3 (Mat) dividir
48 divided by 8 is 6 48 dividido entre or por 8 es 6; divide 6 into 36 divide 36 entre or por 6; you can't divide 7 into 50 50 no es divisible entre or por 7
4 (cause disagreement among) [+friends, political parties] dividir
5 (Pol) (Britain)
to divide the House hacer que la Cámara proceda a la votación
intransitive verb
1 (separate) [+road, river] bifurcarse
2 (also divide up) (split) [+cells, people] dividirse
we divided into groups for the first activity nos dividimos en grupos para la primera actividad; divide and rule divide y vencerás
3 (Mat) dividir
4 (Britain) (Pol) votar
the House divided la Cámara procedió a la votación
noun
1 (US) (Geog) línea (f) divisoria de aguas; divisoria (f) de aguas
2 (gap) división (f)
there is a clear divide between the upper and lower classes hay una clara división entre las clases superiores y las inferiores
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