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Piece, vb. 1) to make whole or mend by pieces joined together, to patch: “one girth six times --d,” Shr. III, 2, 61. “here and there --d with packthread,” Shr. III, 2, 61
2) to make full, to make up, to complete, to supply: “shall we thither and with our company p. the rejoicing?” Wint. V, 2, 117. With out: “p. out our imperfections with your thoughts,” Wint. V, 2, 117. “you shall p. it out with a piece of your performance,” Troil. III, 1, 55. “thus must I p. it out,” Caes. II, 1, 51. With up: “to take off so much grief from you as he will p. up in himself,” Wint. V, 3, 56 (hoard up, so as to have his fill).
3) to enlarge, to increase, to add to: “their purposed trim --d not his grace, but were all graced by him,” Compl. 119. “I twice five hundred and their friends to p. 'em,” Cor. II, 3, 220. “all of it, with our displeasure --d,” Lr. I, 1, 202. “I will p. her opulent throne with kingdoms,” Ant. I, 5, 45. With out: “he --s out his wife's inclination; he gives her folly motion and advantage,” Wiv. III, 2, 34. “and p. the way out with a heavy heart,” R2 V, 1, 92. “I will p. out the comfort with what addition I can,” Lr. III, 6, 2.
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