divide off


divide off
If something divides an area off, it forms a barrier that keeps it separate from another area.

[V P n (not pron)] ...a bamboo partition dividing off another room for the girls. [Also V n P]


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  • divide off — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms divide off : present tense I/you/we/they divide off he/she/it divides off present participle dividing off past tense divided off past participle divided off to keep one area separate from another the fence… …   English dictionary

  • divide off — di ˌvide ˈoff [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they divide off he/she/it divides off present participle dividing off …   Useful english dictionary

  • divide — I UK [dɪˈvaɪd] / US verb Word forms divide : present tense I/you/we/they divide he/she/it divides present participle dividing past tense divided past participle divided *** 1) divide or diˌvide ˈup [transitive] to separate people or things into… …   English dictionary

  • divide — di|vide1 W2S1 [dıˈvaıd] v ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(separate)¦ 2¦(keep separate)¦ 3¦(share)¦ 4¦(spend time/energy)¦ 5¦(mathematics)¦ 6¦(disagree)¦ 7 divide and rule/conquer 8 divided loyalties ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Date: 1300 1400; : Latin; …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • divide — [[t]dɪva͟ɪd[/t]] ♦♦ divides, dividing, divided 1) V ERG When people or things are divided or divide into smaller groups or parts, they become separated into smaller parts. [be V ed into pl n] The physical benefits of exercise can be divided into… …   English dictionary

  • divide — 1 /di vaId/ verb 1 SEPARATE a) (T) to separate something such as an area, group, or object into two or more parts: divide sth into: Take the orange and divide it into quarters. | The USA is divided into 50 states. | divide sth between: Hitler and …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • Divide Pictures — is an American film and television entertainment production company established in 2003, which is owned and operated by actor Milo Ventimiglia and his best friend Russ Cundiff, who formerly used to work for the William Morris Agency. Divide… …   Wikipedia

  • Off — ([o^]f; 115), adv. [OE. of, orig. the same word as R. of, prep., AS. of, adv. & prep. [root]194. See {Of}.] In a general sense, denoting from or away from; as: [1913 Webster] 1. Denoting distance or separation; as, the house is a mile off. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Off and on — Off Off ([o^]f; 115), adv. [OE. of, orig. the same word as R. of, prep., AS. of, adv. & prep. [root]194. See {Of}.] In a general sense, denoting from or away from; as: [1913 Webster] 1. Denoting distance or separation; as, the house is a mile off …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • divide — [də vīd′] vt. divided, dividing [ME dividen < L dividere, to separate, divide, distribute < di (< dis , apart) + base seen in vidua, WIDOW < IE base * weidh , to separate (prob. < wi , apart + dhē, set, DO1)] 1. to separate into… …   English World dictionary