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Definition of divide noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    [usually singular]
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  1. 1 a difference between two groups of people that separates them from each other the North/South divide divide between A and B the divide between liberals and conservatives
  2. between rivers
  3. 2 a line of high land that separates two systems of rivers synonym watershed see also Continental Divide
  4. Word Familydivide verb noundivision noundivisive adjectivedivide verb noundivision noundivisive adjectiveIdioms
    bridge the gap/gulf/divide (between A and B)
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    to reduce or get rid of the differences that exist between two things or groups of people
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: divide