Antonyms for measure out

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The other bade them measure out the supplies, "Pray, dole them out."

He should then be taught how to weigh or measure out that sample with proper care.

Tell him he must measure out the water without any guesswork.

Take his measure out of the corner of my eye and understand him.

As for her husband, he deserves all the unhappiness which remorse can measure out to him.

Again, how are you to measure out the exact quantity that is good for her?

But it is very hard for me to bear when you measure out your scorn drop by drop.

Then you will measure out to Norman Gartram, and pay back to him all he has paid to me.

What does this mean, that he looks on me as if I had come to measure out punishment?

Treasurer, measure out to each of them a quart of gold coin.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, "to deal out by measure," from Old French mesurer "measure; moderate, curb" (12c.), from Late Latin mensurare "to measure," from Latin mensura "a measuring, a measurement; thing to measure by," from mensus, past participle of metiri "to measure," from PIE *me- "to measure" (see meter (n.2)).

Replaced Old English cognate mæð "measure." Meaning "to ascertain spatial dimensions of" is mid-14c. To measure up "have the necessary abilities" is 1910, American English. Related: Measured; measuring.

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