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. 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 up — 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 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dish up something — ˌdish ˈup sth derived to offer sth to sb, especially sth that is not very good Main entry: ↑dishderived …   Useful english dictionary

  • dish up — verb provide (usually but not necessarily food) (Freq. 1) We serve meals for the homeless She dished out the soup at 8 P.M. The entertainers served up a lively show • Syn: ↑serve, ↑serve up, ↑dish out, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • dish up — phrasal verb [intransitive/transitive] Word forms dish up : present tense I/you/we/they dish up he/she/it dishes up present participle dishing up past tense dished up past participle dished up to put food into dishes so that it is ready to be… …   English dictionary

  • To set up the rigging — 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

  • dish up — verb To serve cooked food …   Wiktionary

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dish — /dɪʃ / (say dish) noun 1. an open, more or less shallow container of pottery, glass, metal, wood, etc., used for various purposes, especially for holding or serving food. 2. that which is served or contained in a dish. 3. a particular article or… …   Australian English dictionary

  • dish —   Pā, ipu; pā ipu (wooden dish in general).    ♦ Oval wooden dish, kāloa.    ♦ Oval dish, ipu poepoe, ipu poki.    ♦ Glass dish, pā aniani.    ♦ Iron dish or pan, pā hao.    ♦ Paper dish, pā pepa.    ♦ Wooden dish or tray, pā lā au.    ♦ Small… …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

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