dish out
transitive verb Date: 1641 to give or dispense freely <
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New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • 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 — [v] distribute allocate, deliver, dispense, dole out*, fork over*, furnish, give out, hand, hand out, hand over, inflict, ladle, mete out, present, produce, scoop, serve, serve up, spoon, supply, transfer, turn over; concept 140 Ant. take …   New thesaurus

  • 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

  • dish out — 1) PHRASAL VERB If you dish out something, you distribute it among a number of people. [INFORMAL] [V P n (not pron)] Doctors, not pharmacists, are responsible for dishing out drugs... [V n P] The council wants to dish the money out to specific… …   English dictionary

  • 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 — verb a) To put (food) on to a dish ready for eating. She can dish out criticism but she cant take it. b) To distribute (a thing). Syn: dish up, serve, distribute, give out …   Wiktionary

  • 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

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