parcel out

parcel out
I
(Roget's IV) v.
Syn. allot, allocate, measure (out); see distribute 1 , give 1 , share 1 .
II
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I verb To give out in portions or shares: deal (out), dispense, distribute, divide, dole out, portion (out), ration (out), share. Slang: divvy. See COLLECT. II verb See parcel.

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  • parcel out — (something) to give parts of something to different people. The bookkeeper spent yesterday parceling out the profits from the deal. The settlement is very small and I m glad I m not the one who has to parcel it out …   New idioms dictionary

  • parcel out — index allocate, allot, apportion, disburse (distribute), dispense, disperse (disseminate), dispose …   Law dictionary

  • parcel out to — index delegate Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • parcel out — verb administer or bestow, as in small portions administer critical remarks to everyone present dole out some money shell out pocket money for the children deal a blow to someone the machine dispenses soft drinks • Syn: ↑distribute, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • parcel out — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms parcel out : present tense I/you/we/they parcel out he/she/it parcels out present participle parcelling out past tense parcelled out past participle parcelled out to share something among several people …   English dictionary

  • parcel out — PHRASAL VERB If you parcel out something, you divide it into several parts or amounts and give them to different people. [V P n (not pron)] They signed an agreement that parcelled out the Middle East into several spheres of influence. [Also V n… …   English dictionary

  • parcel out something — parcel out (something) to give parts of something to different people. The bookkeeper spent yesterday parceling out the profits from the deal. The settlement is very small and I m glad I m not the one who has to parcel it out …   New idioms dictionary

  • parcel out again — index redistribute Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • parcel out — Synonyms and related words: administer, align, allocate, allot, apportion, array, collocate, compose, cut up, deal, deal out, disburse, dispense, disperse, dispose, distribute, district, divide, divide up, divvy, divvy up, dole, dole out, fix,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • parcel out — v. (B) she parceled out the work to us * * * (B) she parcel outed out the work to us …   Combinatory dictionary

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