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Dish out   /dɪʃ aʊt/   Listen
Dish out

Administer or bestow, as in small portions.  Synonyms: administer, allot, deal, deal out, dispense, distribute, dole out, lot, mete out, parcel out, shell out.  "Dole out some money" , "Shell out pocket money for the children" , "Deal a blow to someone" , "The machine dispenses soft drinks"
Provide (usually but not necessarily food).  Synonyms: dish, dish up, serve, serve up.  "She dished out the soup at 8 P.M." , "The entertainers served up a lively show"

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"Dish out" Quotes from Famous Books

... given the job of making you over into spacemen. I'm your unit commander. If you're still here in the morning, I'll accept that as your answer. If you think you can't take"—he paused—"what I'm going to dish out, then you know what you can do. And if you stay, you'll be the best unit, or I'll break you in two in the attempt. Unit dis ... missed!" And ...
— Stand by for Mars! • Carey Rockwell

... oyster put in the kettle a small piece of codfish. This adds very much to its flavor and delicacy and makes a delicious dish out of what would otherwise be an almost tasteless vegetable. The codfish should, of course, be removed before sending to ...
— Favorite Dishes • Carrie V. Shuman

Words linked to "Dish out" :   reallot, assign, mete out, give, plank, supply, cater, distribute, provide, apply, ply, help, portion

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