parcel out

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Verb1.parcel out - administer or bestow, as in small portionsparcel out - administer or bestow, as in small portions; "administer critical remarks to everyone present"; "dole out some money"; "shell out pocket money for the children"; "deal a blow to someone"; "the machine dispenses soft drinks"
give - transfer possession of something concrete or abstract to somebody; "I gave her my money"; "can you give me lessons?"; "She gave the children lots of love and tender loving care"
allot, portion, assign - give out; "We were assigned new uniforms"
reallot - allot again; "They were realloted additional farm land"
deal - distribute cards to the players in a game; "Who's dealing?"
apply, give - give or convey physically; "She gave him First Aid"; "I gave him a punch in the nose"


A piece of land:
phrasal verb
parcel out
To give out in portions or shares:
Slang: divvy.

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vt sep land, inheritanceaufteilen; business, tasksdelegieren
References in classic literature ?
Flambeau tore a brown-paper parcel out of his inner pocket and rent it in pieces.