ration out


ration out

v. (D; tr.) to ration out among, to

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(D; tr.) to ration out among

Combinatory dictionary. 2013.

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  • ration — ra|tion1 [ ræʃn ] noun 1. ) count a limited amount of something, especially food, that you are allowed to have, for example when there is not much available or when someone else is controlling it: They cut his daily ration of bread and water. 2.… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • ration — I UK [ˈræʃ(ə)n] / US noun Word forms ration : singular ration plural rations 1) [countable] a limited amount of something, especially food, that you are allowed to have, for example when there is not much available or when someone else is… …   English dictionary

  • ration — ra•tion [[t]ˈræʃ ən, ˈreɪ ʃən[/t]] n. 1) a fixed allowance of food, esp. for one day 2) an allotted amount 3) to distribute as rations (often fol. by out): to ration out food to an army[/ex] 4) to provide with or put on rations 5) to restrict… …   From formal English to slang

  • ration — [n] allotment of limited supply allowance, apportionment, assignment, bit, consignment, cut, distribution, division, dole, drag, food, helping, measure, meed, part, piece of action*, portion, provender, provision, quantum, quota, share, store,… …   New thesaurus

  • Ration — Ra tion (r[=a] sh[u^]n or r[a^]sh [u^]n), n. [F., fr. L. ratio a reckoning, calculation, relation, reference, LL. ratio ration. See {Ratio}.] 1. A fixed daily allowance of provisions assigned to a soldier in the army, or a sailor in the navy, for …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ration — 1 noun 1 (C) a fixed amount of something such as food or petrol that you are allowed to have, when there is not much available: the weekly meat ration 2 rations (plural) the food that is given to a soldier or member of a group each day: The… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English


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