hive off


Definition of hive off

chiefly British

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to break away from or as if from a group :  become separate

  3. transitive verb
  4. chiefly British :  to make separate: such asa :  to remove from a group hive off the rookies for special trainingb :  to assign (as assets or responsibilities) to anotherc :  spin off

Circa 1856

First Known Use of hive off

circa 1856

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