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English verb: hive off

1. hive off (social) remove from a group and make separate

SamplesThe unit was hived off from its parent company.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)discriminate, separate, single out

2. hive off (possession) withdraw (money) and move into a different location, often secretly and with dishonest intentions


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)draw, draw off, take out, withdraw

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