parcel out

phrasal verb

parceled out or parcelled out; parceling out or parcelling out; parcels 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.

Examples of parcel out in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In Russia, however, the war effort created new money-making opportunities: assets as diverse as auto plants, formerly owned by Toyota and Renault, and Starbucks and IKEA franchises have been either seized outright or forcibly sold at steep discounts and parcelled out to loyal insiders. Joshua Yaffa, The New Yorker, 16 Mar. 2024 The Biden administration is parceling out chunks of Biden’s agenda for different Cabinet officials to promote in the coming weeks. Will Weissert, The Denver Post, 8 Mar. 2024 The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) denied 30+ applications for funds that simply bought the premier cryptocurrency and parceled out their holdings as easy-to-trade shares listed on major stock exchanges, citing the susceptibility of the digital-assets market to manipulation. Javier Paz, Forbes, 19 Feb. 2024 The great Sam Neill and Deadpool 2's Julian Dennison make a team for the ages, as the unlikely fugitives dodge cops, social workers, trigger-happy hunters, and the occasional wild boar, all while Waititi parcels out the development of their inevitable, grudging bond with the deftest comic touch. Dennis Perkins,, 17 Jan. 2024 The writers do parcel out a few crumbs over the eight episodes, most suggesting that the agency might not get the best employee reviews on Glassdoor. Kristen Baldwin,, 1 Feb. 2024 Officials had ignored a 2004 warning from the State Allocation Board, which parcels out state school bond money, that lease-leaseback procedures were being distorted, potentially undermining the legal integrity of state school bonds. Dan Walters, The Mercury News, 3 Feb. 2024 California became an agricultural powerhouse by taming its rivers and parceling out their flows. Raymond Zhong, New York Times, 18 Jan. 2024 By law, a lender cannot charge those rates for more than 30 days before offering borrowers the opportunity to parcel out payments. Gabriela Sa Pessoa, Washington Post, 24 Dec. 2023

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“Parcel out.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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