To dish out
Dish Dish, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Dished}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Dishing}.] 1. To put in a dish, ready for the table. [1913 Webster]

2. To make concave, or depress in the middle, like a dish; as, to dish a wheel by inclining the spokes. [1913 Webster]

3. To frustrate; to beat; to ruin. [Low] [1913 Webster]

4. to talk about (a person) in a disparaging manner; to gossip about (a person); as, the secretaries spent their break time dishing the newest employee. [slang] [PJC]

{To dish out}.

1. To serve out of a dish; to distribute in portions at table.

2. (Arch.) To hollow out, as a gutter in stone or wood.

2. to dispense freely; -- also used figuratively; as, to dish out punishment; to dish out abuse or insult.

{To dish up}, to take (food) from the oven, pots, etc., and put in dishes to be served at table. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • To set out — Set Set (s[e^]t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Set}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Setting}.] [OE. setten, AS. setton; akin to OS. settian, OFries. setta, D. zetten, OHG. sezzen, G. setzen, Icel. setja, Sw. s[ a]tta, Dan. s?tte, Goth. satjan; causative from the root… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To dish up — Dish Dish, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Dished}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Dishing}.] 1. To put in a dish, ready for the table. [1913 Webster] 2. To make concave, or depress in the middle, like a dish; as, to dish a wheel by inclining the spokes. [1913 Webster] 3 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dish out — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms dish out : present tense I/you/we/they dish out he/she/it dishes out present participle dishing out past tense dished out past participle dished out 1) informal to give things to a number of people Some… …   English dictionary

  • dish out — {v.} 1. To serve (food) from a large bowl or plate. * /Ann s mother asked her to dish out the beans./ 2. {informal} To give in large quantities. * /That teacher dished out so much homework that her pupils complained to their parents./ 3. {slang}… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • dish out — {v.} 1. To serve (food) from a large bowl or plate. * /Ann s mother asked her to dish out the beans./ 2. {informal} To give in large quantities. * /That teacher dished out so much homework that her pupils complained to their parents./ 3. {slang}… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • dish\ out — v 1. To serve (food) from a large bowl or plate. Ann s mother asked her to dish out the beans. 2. informal To give in large quantities. That teacher dished out so much homework that her pupils complained to their parents. 3. slang To scold; treat …   Словарь американских идиом

  • dish out — 1) serve food from a large bowl or plate He began to dish out the food as soon as the guests arrived. 2) treat or criticize roughly He likes to dish out criticism to others but he doesn t like to hear criticism about himself …   Idioms and examples

  • dish out something — dish out (something) to give something too freely and in large amounts. The mayor was famous for dishing out political favors to his pals. Usage notes: often it is criticism or unfriendly remarks that are dished out: She dished out insults as… …   New idioms dictionary

  • dish out — (something) to give something too freely and in large amounts. The mayor was famous for dishing out political favors to his pals. Usage notes: often it is criticism or unfriendly remarks that are dished out: She dished out insults as easily as… …   New idioms dictionary

  • dish out — verb 1. administer or bestow, as in small portions administer critical remarks to everyone present dole out some money shell out pocket money for the children deal a blow to someone the machine dispenses soft drinks • Syn: ↑distribu …   Useful english dictionary

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