parcel up

phrasal verb

Definition of parcel up

British
: to wrap (something) or put (something) into a box in order to mail it to someone
  • The paintings have all been parcelled up.

Word by Word Definitions

parcel play
  1. : a tract or plot of land

  2. : a wrapped bundle : package

  3. : a unit of salable merchandise

  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

  1. : part-time, partial

  1. : partly

up play
  1. : in or into a higher position or level

  2. : from beneath the ground or water to the surface

  3. : from below the horizon

  1. : risen above the horizon

  2. : standing

  3. : being out of bed

  1. used as a function word to indicate motion to or toward or situation at a higher point of

  2. : up into or in the

  3. : in a direction regarded as being toward or near the upper end or part of

  1. : one in a high or advantageous position

  2. : an upward slope

  3. : a period or state of prosperity or success

  1. : to rise from a lying or sitting position

  2. : to move upward : ascend

  3. used with and and another verb to indicate that the action of the following verb was either surprisingly or abruptly initiated


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