Definition of allot verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

allot

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//əˈlɒt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈlɑːt//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they allot
BrE BrE//əˈlɒt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈlɑːt//
 
he / she / it allots
BrE BrE//əˈlɒts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈlɑːts//
 
past simple allotted
BrE BrE//əˈlɒtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈlɑːtɪd//
 
past participle allotted
BrE BrE//əˈlɒtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈlɑːtɪd//
 
-ing form allotting
BrE BrE//əˈlɒtɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈlɑːtɪŋ//
 
 
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to give time, money, tasks, etc. to somebody/something as a share of what is available allot something I completed the test within the time allotted. allot something to somebody/something How much money has been allotted to us? allot somebody/something sth How much money have we been allotted? More Like This Consonant-doubling verbs bob, club, dub, grab, rub, sob, throb kid, nod, pad, plod, prod, shred, skid, thud beg, blog, bug, drag, drug, flag, hug, jog, log, mug, nag, plug bar, confer, infer, occur, prefer, refer, star, stir, transfer acquit, admit, allot, chat, clot, commit, jut, knit, pat, regret, rot, spot, submit (in British English:) appal, cancel, channel, control, counsel, enrol, equal, excel, fuel, fulfil, label, level, marvel, model, pedal, quarrel, signal, travelSee worksheet. Word Origin late 15th cent.: from Old French aloter, from a- (from Latin ad ‘to’) + loter ‘divide into lots’.
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