Definition of hive off phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

hive off

 phrasal verb
phrasal verb
 
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Phrasal Verbs

hive off something

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hive off something into something

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hive off something to something

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hive something off

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hive something off into something

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hive something off to something

 
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[often passive] (especially British English) to separate one part of a group from the rest; to sell part of a business The IT department is being hived off into a new company. The company decided to hive off some of its less profitable concerns.