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v. 1. [OED idem rare] to divide into parts or shares: 1966 He share the hog in a half (Crowley 108). None wasn't agree with how their daddy share their land (i.e. in his will) (ibid 120). Gen.>

2. [cf. SHARE 5, by passivization] to be shared; (of food) to suffice for all present: The profits do not have to share (COB). That cake could share? (Nassau).

 share the pants [cf. W3 wear the pants to have the controlling authority in the household] phr. to share the breadwinner's authority in a family: The man has to share his pants and allow his wife to work (COB). <Nassau>

Tags: phrase, verb

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Last update: 2011-08-17 17:45
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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