carve up

verb (tr, adverb)

to cut (something) into pieces
to divide or dismember (a country, land, etc)

noun carve-up

informal an act or instance of dishonestly prearranging the result of a competition
slang the distribution of something, as of booty

Nearby words

  1. caruso,
  2. caruso, enrico,
  3. carvacrol,
  4. carve,
  5. carve out,
  6. carvel,
  7. carvel-built,
  8. carven,
  9. carver,
  10. carver chair

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