- divide up
[V P n (not pron) into pl-n] The idea is to divide up the country into four sectors...
[V n P into pl-n] The National Trust needs a new Act of Parliament, to divide it up into smaller bodies and permit some of its properties to revert to private ownership. [Also V n P]2) PHRASAL VERB If you divide something up, you share it out among a number of people or groups in approximately equal parts.
English dictionary. 2008.