piece out

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Verb[edit]

piece out (third-person singular simple present pieces out, present participle piecing out, simple past and past participle pieced out)

  1. To increase or complete by adding one or more pieces.
    She pieced out a meal for three from what was in the cupboard.
  2. To lay out or present possible components of a whole.
    He pieced out what he knew from the witnesses.