(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. serving, portion (see apportionment).
(Roget's IV) modif.
Syn. aiding, assisting, cooperating, collaborating, synergistic, working with, cooperating with, collaborating with, being assistant to, being consultant to, in cooperation with, in collaboration with, in combination with, contributing, accessory to, going along with, acceding to, in cahoots with, hand in glove with, thick as thieves, in the same boat with, up to one's ears in; see helpful 1 , practical .
Syn. share, serving, plateful, order, course, portion, ration, piece, allowance; see also food , meal 2 , share .
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun An individual quantity of food: mess, portion, serving. See INGESTION.

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