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measure something out

to measure and distribute something as it is being taken out, unwrapped, unfolded, etc. Carl measured the grain out a cup at a time. He measured out the grain little by little.
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measure out

v.
To dispense some specific, measured amount of something: The cook measured out four cups of flour into the bowl. The tailor measured two yards of material out and cut it from the bolt.
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