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halve

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishhalvehalve /hɑːv $ hæv/ ●○○ verb [transitive] 🔊 🔊 1 REDUCEto reduce something by a half 🔊 Cash cuts have halved the number of places available on training courses.2 SHAREto cut or divide something into two equal pieces 🔊 Halve the potatoes lengthwise.→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
halveThus, assuming two-thirds of those retiring were replaced in work by unemployment beneficiaries, the financial costs could have been halved.At the current rate, costs will be halved again within a decade.Farming clubs have seen their incomes halved and, if the economics pundits are right, will soon be halved again.His 13-year prison term was halved because of good behavior.The overseas aid budget has been almost halved, from $18m to just over $10m.This is estimated at 1.1m pairs and has more than halved in the past 30 years.The dish can be halved or quartered as needed.Halve the eggplant lengthwise and hollow out the center.He aims to halve unemployment to four percent by 2000 by spending about 10 billion kronor to educate and train workers.
From Longman Business Dictionaryhalvehalve /hɑːvhæv/ verb [intransitive, transitive] to go down to half of a previous amount, level etc, or to make something do thisThe share value of internet stocks has halved over the past three months.He announced plans to sell more than $1 billion in assets and halve the company’s dividend.→ See Verb table
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Verb table
halve
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyhalve
he, she, ithalves
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhalved
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave halved
he, she, ithas halved
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad halved
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill halve
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have halved
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam halving
he, she, itis halving
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you, we, theyare halving
Past
I, he, she, itwas halving
you, we, theywere halving
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been halving
he, she, ithas been halving
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been halving
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be halving
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been halving
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