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verb     portion pronunciation in British English
Word Forms
present tense
present participleportioning
past tenseportioned
past participleportioned

phrasal verb

portion out

Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theyportion out
he/she/itportions out
present participleportioning out
past tenseportioned out
past participleportioned 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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patio diplomacy

high-level diplomats meeting and dining in an informal environment e.g. a party or club

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