English verb: dish out
|1.||dish 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, dispense, distribute, dole out, 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|
|2.||dish out (consumption) provide (usually but not necessarily food)|
|Samples||We serve meals for the homeless.|
She dished out the soup at 8 P.M..
The entertainers served up a lively show.
|Examples||The chefs dish out the vegetables|
|Synonyms||dish, dish up, serve, serve up|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s something|
|Broader (hypernym)||cater, ply, provide, supply|
|Verb group||help, serve|