portion out

portion out
phrasal verb [transitive]
Word forms "portion out":
present tense I/you/we/they portion out he/she/it portions out present participle portioning out past tense portioned out past participle portioned out
to divide something among several people

Ministers have to portion out the government's multi-million-pound budget among the regions.


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