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verb hive pronunciation in British English /haɪv/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theyhive
he/she/ithives
present participlehiving
past tensehived
past participlehived

phrasal verb

hive off

[transitive]
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I/you/we/theyhive off
he/she/ithives off
present participlehiving off
past tensehived off
past participlehived off
  1. 1
    business to separate part of an organization or service and sell it

    Public services have been hived off to specialist agencies.

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