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quarter

2 verb
     
Related topics: Daily Life, Military
quarter2 [transitive]
1 to cut or divide something into four parts [↪ halve]:
Quarter the tomatoes and place them round the dish.
2 [usually passive] formalDPM to provide someone with a place to sleep and eat, especially soldiers:
Our troops were quartered in Boston until June.

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