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halves

[ havz, hahvz ]
/ hævz, hɑvz /
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noun

plural of half.

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Nearby words

halton hills, halutz, halvah, halve, halvers, halves, halyard, halysites, halévy, ham, ham up

Idioms

    by halves,
    1. incompletely or partially: to do things by halves.
    2. halfheartedly: better not at all than by halves.
    go halves, to share equally; divide evenly.
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Idioms and Phrases with by halves (1 of 2)

by halves


Imperfectly, reluctantly, or half-heartedly, as in You really can't paint a portrait by halves. [Mid-1500s]

Idioms and Phrases with by halves (2 of 2)

halves


see by halves; go halves. Also see under half.

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