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Definition of "carve up" [carve up]

  • To cut into pieces. (verb)
  • To divide or dismember, separate into parts (verb)
  • The act or instance of dishonestly prearranging the result of a competition. (noun)
  • The distribution of something, as of money or booty. (noun)

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Use "carve up" in a sentence
  • "For bin Laden, the 1916 Sykes-Picot Agreement, the secret plan to carve up the disintegrating Ottoman Empire between the French and British, has the same resonance that the 1919 Treaty of Versailles did for Hitler."