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ration sth out

verb [T] uk phrasal verb with ration   /ˈræʃ.ən/ us  
to divide something between a group of people so that each person gets a small amount: Ann rationed out the cake between the children.
Translations of “ration sth out”
in Chinese (Traditional) 把(有限的東西)分給, 均分(少量的東西)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 把(有限的东西)分给, 均分(少量的东西)…
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