English verb: dole out
|1.||dole out (possession) administer or bestow, as in small portions|
|Samples||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.
|Synonyms||administer, allot, deal, deal out, dish out, dispense, distribute, lot, mete out, parcel out, shell out|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s something.|
Somebody ----s something to somebody
|Narrower (hyponym)||allot, apply, assign, deal, give, portion, reallot|