dole out
transitive verb Date: 1749 1. to give or deliver in small portions 2. dish out Synonyms: see distribute

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • dole out — [v] allocate, distribute administer, allot, apportion, assign, deal, deal out, dispense, disperse, divide, divvy*, give, hand out, lot, measure, mete, mete out, parcel, partition, share, share out; concepts 108,140 Ant. collect, gather, hoard,… …   New thesaurus

  • dole out — index administer (tender), allocate, apportion, assign (allot), contribute (supply), disburse ( …   Law dictionary

  • dole out — verb administer or bestow, as in small portions (Freq. 1) 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: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • dole out — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms dole out : present tense I/you/we/they dole out he/she/it doles out present participle doling out past tense doled out past participle doled out informal to give something, such as food or money, to a… …   English dictionary

  • dole out — PHRASAL VERB If you dole something out, you give a certain amount of it to each member of a group. [V P n (not pron)] I got out my wallet and began to dole out the money. [Also V n P] …   English dictionary

  • dole out — v. (B) to dole out food to the needy * * * (B) to dole out food to the needy …   Combinatory dictionary

  • dole out — phr verb Dole out is used with these nouns as the object: ↑punishment …   Collocations dictionary

  • dole out — I (Roget s IV) v. Syn. distribute, mete out, assign, parcel; see distribute 1 . See Synonym Study at distribute . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) v. distribute, hand out, allocate, dispense, mete, allot, parcel, divide, share. III (Roget s… …   English dictionary for students

  • dole out — {v. phr.} To measure out sparingly. * /Since the water ration was running low in the desert, the camp commandant doled out small cups of water to each soldier./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • dole out — {v. phr.} To measure out sparingly. * /Since the water ration was running low in the desert, the camp commandant doled out small cups of water to each soldier./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • dole\ out — v. phr. To measure out sparingly. Since the water ration was running low in the desert, the camp commandant doled out small cups of water to each soldier …   Словарь американских идиом

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