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Definition of halve verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they halve
    he / she / it halves
    past simple halved
    -ing form halving
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  1. 1[intransitive, transitive] to reduce by a half; to make something reduce by a half The shares have halved in value. halve something The company is halving its prices.
  2. 2[transitive] halve something to divide something into two equal parts
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: halve