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parcel

2 verb
     
parcel2 past tense and past participle parcelled, present participle parcelling British English, past tense and past participle parceled, present participle parceling American English

parcel something ↔ off

phrasal verb
BBT to divide something into small parts so that it can be sold:
The new owner has parceled off many of the company's assets.

parcel something ↔ out

phrasal verb
to divide or share something among several people:
They didn't want the federal government parceling out food supplies.

parcel something ↔ up

phrasal verb
1 to make something into a parcel by wrapping it up:
She parcelled up the photos.
2 to divide something into small parts, especially so that it is easier to deal with:
University education is often parcelled up into specialist teaching units.

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