Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb hive_off

2 senses of hive off

Sense 1
hive off -- (remove from a group and make separate; "The unit was hived off from its parent company")
       => discriminate, separate, single out -- (treat differently on the basis of sex or race)

Sense 2
divert, hive off -- (withdraw (money) and move into a different location, often secretly and with dishonest intentions)
       => withdraw, draw, take out, draw off -- (remove (a commodity) from (a supply source); "She drew $2,000 from the account"; "The doctors drew medical supplies from the hospital's emergency bank")

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