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Definition 1: provide (usually but not necessarily food) - [verb of consumption]

Samples where dish out or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for dish out in the sense of this definition

(dish out is a kind of ...) give what is desired or needed, especially support, food or sustenance

"The hostess provided lunch for all the guests"

(... is a kind of dish out ) cook and serve on a plank

"Planked vegetable" "Planked shad"

(dish out has a similar meaning as ...) help to some food; help with food or drink

"I served him three times, and after that he helped himself"

Definition 2: administer or bestow, as in small portions - [verb of possession]

Samples where dish out or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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 for dish out in the sense of this definition

(dish out is a kind of ...) transfer possession of something concrete or abstract to somebody

"I gave her my money" "can you give me lessons?" "She gave the children lots of love and tender loving care"

(... is a kind of dish out ) give out

"We were assigned new uniforms"

(... is a kind of dish out ) allot again

"They were realloted additional farm land"

(... is a kind of dish out ) distribute cards to the players in a game

"Who's dealing?"

(... is a kind of dish out ) give or convey physically

"She gave him First Aid" "I gave him a punch in the nose"

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