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English definition of “parcel sth out”

parcel sth out

phrasal verb with parcel     /ˈpɑː.səl/ US  /ˈpɑːr-/ verb (-ll- or US usually -l-)
to divide something and give the separate parts to different people: The bigger farms were parcelled out after the revolution in 1973. She parcelled out the gifts to the other children.Separating and dividingGiving, providing and supplying
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