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

  

portion

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈpɔːʃn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɔːrʃn//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they portion
BrE BrE//ˈpɔːʃn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɔːrʃn//
 
he / she / it portions
BrE BrE//ˈpɔːʃnz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɔːrʃnz//
 
past simple portioned
BrE BrE//ˈpɔːʃnd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɔːrʃnd//
 
past participle portioned
BrE BrE//ˈpɔːʃnd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɔːrʃnd//
 
-ing form portioning
BrE BrE//ˈpɔːʃnɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɔːrʃnɪŋ//
 
 
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to divide something into parts or portions portion something The factory portions and packs over 12 000 meals a day. portion something out Land was portioned out among the clans. Word Origin Middle English: from Old French porcion, from Latin portio(n-), from the phrase pro portione ‘in proportion’.
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