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verb as in cut in half

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By the time the image was released last week, Tianwen-1 had halved the distance to Mars and is now preparing to enter orbit.

It halved the number of people who may gather in public spaces to five.

This fall, Amtrak halved the Crescent’s daily service and that of its other long-distance routes to three trips a week, citing “the long-term impact of covid-19 on ridership.”

Since the 1970s, extreme poverty has more than halved, and while the exact scope of the gains depends on how we measure them, there’s no disputing that people are living longer, healthier, safer lives than ever before.

From Vox

Pfizer and BioNTech have halved their original estimates for how many coronavirus vaccines would be shipped globally by the end of this year, citing supply-chain issues, the Wall Street Journal first reported.

From Axios

The company is shedding 5,400 of its 63,500 employees and taking a number of charges that will halve its quarterly profits.

Halve that again, just because the numbers seem so absurd, and vampires are worth $62.5 million each October.

Halve nice peaches, peel them, and put one half on a round of sponge cake for each person.

In the ordinary way I was pretty certain to halve one of the nine holes with Henry, and so win the match.

You may not care to halve it, Mary, perhaps halving would be too much, but a hundred a year for Teresa.

I became used to her in time, and knowing she would halve whatever I said, used to demand double the worth of the thing.

Beard the oysters and scallops; halve or quarter them; pack them in scallop-shells or small tins.


On this page you'll find 9 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to halve, such as: bisect, divide equally, reduce by fifty percent, share equally, and split in two.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.