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verb     parcel pronunciation in American English
Word Forms
present tense
present participleparceling or parcelling
past tenseparceled or parcelled
past participleparceled or parcelled

phrasal verbs

parcel off

Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theyparcel off
he/she/itparcels off
present participleparcelling off or parceling off
past tenseparcelled off or parceled off
past participleparcelled off or parceled off
to divide something into smaller parts that are easier to sell

They’re parceling off most of the company’s assets.

parcel out

Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theyparcel out
he/she/itparcels out
present participleparcelling out or parceling out
past tenseparcelled out or parceled out
past participleparcelled out or parceled out

parcel up

Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theyparcel up
he/she/itparcels up
present participleparcelling up or parceling up
past tenseparcelled up or parceled up
past participleparcelled up or parceled up
to prepare something for sending by mail by wrapping it in paper or putting it in a box or special envelope
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