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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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  • Smooth swung on the officer, ready in his present state of feeling to carve up one or a dozen.

    Those Times And These Irvin S. Cobb

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