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carve up

verb (transitive, adverb)
1.
to cut (something) into pieces
2.
to divide or dismember (a country, land, etc)
noun
3.
(informal) an act or instance of dishonestly prearranging the result of a competition
4.
(slang) the distribution of something, as of booty
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