carve up

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carve up

  1. To cut into pieces.
  2. (country, land, etc.) To divide or dismember, separate into parts
    The British carved up the Ottoman Empire after World War I.


carve up ‎(plural carve ups)

  1. (informal) The act or instance of dishonestly prearranging the result of a competition.
  2. (slang) The distribution of something, as of money or booty.