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verb (tr, adverb)
to extend by adding pieces
to cause to last longer by using only a small amount at a timeto piece out rations
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How to use piece out in a sentence
Just as the motor got busy, the dog dropped beside Matt, gripping his right sleeve and tearing a piece out of the stout leather.Motor Matt's "Century" Run|Stanley R. Matthews
Every shot cut a piece out of the mast, and after a while it came tumbling upon the deck, with all its spars and rigging.Stories of Our Naval Heroes|Various
Enough in them to piece out the jacket, I should think, and never be missed.Dorothy's Travels|Evelyn Raymond
Pelham would ask, curious to piece out what he knew of the doings of these inferior folks.Mountain|Clement Wood
To try to piece out and patch the old would be no improvement, but much the reverse, for a worse rent would be the only result.Expositor's Bible: The Gospel of Matthew|John Monro Gibson