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verb [transitive] allot pronunciation in British English /əˈlɒt/
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present tense
I/you/we/theyallot
he/she/itallots
present participleallotting
past tenseallotted
past participleallotted
  1. to give someone part of an amount of something that is available, or to decide that something will be used for a specific purpose
    How many students finished the test in the allotted time?
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