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English verb: dish out

1. dish out (possession) administer or bestow, as in small portions


SamplesAdminister 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.


Synonymsadminister, allot, deal, deal out, dispense, distribute, dole out, lot, mete out, parcel out, shell out


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something to somebody


Broader (hypernym)give


Narrower (hyponym)allot, apply, assign, deal, give, portion, reallot

2. dish out (consumption) provide (usually but not necessarily food)


SamplesWe serve meals for the homeless.
She dished out the soup at 8 P.M..
The entertainers served up a lively show.


ExamplesThe chefs dish out the vegetables


Synonymsdish, dish up, serve, serve up


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)cater, ply, provide, supply


Narrower (hyponym)plank


Verb grouphelp, serve









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