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- v. To cut into pieces.
- v. To divide or dismember, separate into parts
- n. The act or instance of dishonestly prearranging the result of a competition.
- n. The distribution of something, as of money or booty.
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- v. separate into parts or portions
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For bin Laden, the 1916 Sykes-Picot Agreement, the secret plan to carve up the disintegrating Ottoman Empire between the French and British, has the same resonance that the 1919 Treaty of Versailles did for Hitler.
He didn’t carve up Numidia’s territory into thirds; he carved up the kingly duties instead.