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verb share pronunciation in British English /ʃeə(r)/
Word Forms
present tense
present participlesharing
past tenseshared
past participleshared
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  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] to use or to have something at the same time as someone else

    Do you mind sharing a table?

    There’s only one copy left, so we’ll have to share.

    share something with someone:

    I share this flat with five other people.

    1. a.
      to do something or to be responsible for something with someone else

      We share responsibility for meeting the targets.

  2. 2



    share out

    [transitive] to give a part of something to someone else

    I’m going to share this 5 ways, okay?

    share something between/among someone:

    The money will be shared between 30 different environmental organizations.

    1. a.
      to allow someone to use or to have something that you own
      share something with someone:

      He would never share his toys with me.

  3. 3
    [transitive] to have the same opinion or feeling as someone else

    I share the views expressed by my colleague.

    Not everyone will share your enthusiasm for this scheme.

  4. 4
    [intransitive/transitive] to tell someone something

    They meet to share secrets and relive old memories.

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