parcel out

Definition of parcel out

:to divide or share (something) among different people, groups, etc.
  • The money was parceled out to local charities.
  • They plan to parcel the tickets out in a lottery.
  • We need to stop parceling out the blame for this problem and start working on a solution.

Word by Word Definitions

parcel play
  1. : fragment, portion

  2. : a volume of a fluid (such as air) considered as a single entity within a greater volume of the same fluid

  3. : a tract or plot of land

  1. : partly

  1. : part-time, partial

  1. : to divide into parts : distribute

  2. : to make up into a parcel : wrap

  3. : to cover (something, such as a rope) with strips of canvas or tape

out play
  1. : in a direction away from the inside or center

  2. : outside

  3. : from among others

  1. : eject, oust

  2. : to identify publicly as being such secretly

  3. : to become publicly known

  1. used as a function word to indicate an outward movement

  1. : situated outside : external

  2. : out-of-bounds

  3. : situated at a distance : outlying

  1. : outside

  2. : one who is out of office or power or on the outside

  3. : an act or instance of putting a player out or of being put out in baseball

  1. : in a manner that exceeds or surpasses and sometimes overpowers or defeats


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