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verb parcel pronunciation in British English /ˈpɑː(r)s(ə)l/
Word Forms
present tense
present participleparcelling
past tenseparcelled
past participleparcelled
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phrasal verbs

parcel off

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

They’re parcelling 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
past tenseparcelled out
past participleparcelled out

parcel up

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