carve up

World English Dictionary
carve up
1.  to cut (something) into pieces
2.  to divide or dismember (a country, land, etc)
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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carve up

separate into parts or portions; "divide the cake into three equal parts"; "The British carved up the Ottoman Empire after World War I" [syn: divide] [ant: unify
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