hive off

verb

Definition of hive off

  1. intransitive verb
  2. chiefly British :  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 (assets, responsibilities, etc.) to anotherc :  spin off

Circa 1856

First Known Use of hive off

circa 1856


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