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 ↔ offphrasal verb
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 ↔ outphrasal verb
They didn't want the federal government parceling out food supplies.
parcel something ↔ upphrasal verb
to make something into a parcel by wrapping it up:
She parcelled up the photos.
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.