Значение идиомы piece out

[piece out] {v.} 1. To put together from many different pieces; puttogether from odd parts; patch.

They pieced out a meal fromleftovers.

He pieced out the machine with scrap parts.

Thedetective pieced out the story from a stray fact here, a clue there, and a hint somewhere else.

2. To make larger or longer by adding oneor more pieces.

The girl grew so fast that her mother had to pieceout her dresses.