split up
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split up
An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (to separate)
a. separarse (couple)
Leonard's parents split up when he was very young, so he was used to it.Los padres de Leonard se separaron cuando era muy joven, así que estaba acostumbrado.
2. (to disband)
a. separarse
The band split up after their manager's death.El grupo se separó tras la muerte de su representante.
3. (to go different ways)
a. dispersarse (crowd)
The crowd split up after the concert ended.El público se dispersó cuando terminó el concierto.
b. dividirse
The members of the search party split up into pairs to cover more ground.Los miembros del pelotón de búsqueda se dividieron en parejas para cubrir más terreno.
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
4. (to separate)
a. dividir
The teacher split the students up into teams of three.La maestra dividió a los alumnos en equipos de tres.
b. partir (portions)
Hugo split the baguette up into three pieces.Hugo partió la barra de pan en tres pedazos.
5. (to distribute)
a. dividirse
My partner and I split up the business profits equally.My socio y yo nos dividimos las ganancias del negocio en partes iguales.
b. repartirse
The pirates split up the booty from the raid.Los piratas se repartieron el botín del asalto.
c. repartir
The landowners split up the land among the farmers.Los terratenientes repartieron las tierras entre los campesinos.
6. (to put space between)
a. separar (fighters)
The referee separated the two boxers.El árbitro separó a los dos boxeadores.
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split up
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (money, work)
a. dividir
2. (couple, people fighting)
a. separar
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (couple)
a. separarse
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split up
verb:intransitive:plus_adverb
1 (break up) estrellarse
the rock split up under the weight of the snow
2 (separate) [+partners] separarse; [+meeting, crowd] dispersarse
they were married 14 years but then they split up estuvieron casados durante 14 años pero luego se separaron; let's split up for safety separémonos para mayor seguridad; we split up into two groups nos dividimos en dos grupos
In Hamburg the girls split up Did the two of you split up in the woods, or did you stick together every minute? I was so sad when the Beatles split up
transitive verb
1 (break up) partir
the table was split up and used for firewood
2 (divide up) repartir; [+estate] parcelar
we'll split the work up among us nos repartiremos or dividiremos el trabajo
Texas was split up into three geographical zones The Japanese National Railroad was split up and privatized
3 (separate) dividir
split the children up into small groups divide a los niños en grupos pequeños
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