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phrasal verb [transitive]
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present tense
I/you/we/theycarve up
he/she/itcarves up
present participlecarving up
past tensecarved up
past participlecarved up
  1. 1
    to divide something such as land between different people or countries, especially in a way that seems unfair
    They did not want to see a bunch of foreigners carve up their land.
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