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verb halve pronunciation in American English /hæv/
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present tense
I/you/we/theyhalve
he/she/ithalves
present participlehalving
past tensehalved
past participlehalved
  1. 1
    [transitive] to reduce something to half its original size, number, or amount

    The bank had to halve its discount rate.

    1. a.
      [intransitive] to be reduced to half the original size, number, or amount

      The number of people contracting the disease has halved.

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