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  • verb save up as for future use


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  • Where a company wants to take over the trade of another company it may do so by first acquiring the company’s shares and then transferring the trade to itself. This is commonly known as a hive up.

    —HM Revenue & Customs, guidance on Corporation Tax

    also a prepositional verb, and also of course hyphenated 'hive-up' as a noun

    July 14, 2009