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dish

 (dĭsh)
n.
1.
a. An open, generally shallow concave container for holding, cooking, or serving food.
b. dishes The containers and often the utensils used when eating: took out the dishes and silverware; washed the dishes.
c. A shallow concave container used for purposes other than eating: an evaporating dish.
2. The amount that a dish can hold.
3.
a. The food served or contained in a dish: a dish of ice cream.
b. A particular variety or preparation of food: Sushi is a Japanese dish.
4.
a. A depression similar to that in a shallow concave container for food.
b. The degree of concavity in such a depression.
5. Electronics A dish antenna.
6. Slang A good-looking person, especially an attractive woman.
7. Informal Idle talk; gossip: "plenty of dish about her tattoos, her plastic surgeries, and her ever-younger inamorati" (Louise Kennedy).
v. dished, dish·ing, dish·es
v.tr.
1. To serve (food) in or as if in a dish: dished up the stew.
2. To present: dished up an excellent entertainment.
3. To hollow out; make concave.
4. Informal To gossip about.
5. Chiefly British Slang To ruin, foil, or defeat.
v.intr. Informal
To talk idly, especially to gossip.
Phrasal Verb:
dish out
To dispense freely: likes to dish out advice.
Idiom:
dish it out Slang
To deal out criticism or abuse.

[Middle English, from Old English disc, from Latin discus; see disk.]

dish out

vb
1. (tr, adverb) to distribute
2. dish it out to inflict punishment: he can't take it, but he can sure dish it out.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.dish out - administer or bestow, as in small portionsdish out - administer or bestow, as in small portions; "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"
give - 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"
allot, portion, assign - give out; "We were assigned new uniforms"
reallot - allot again; "They were realloted additional farm land"
deal - distribute cards to the players in a game; "Who's dealing?"
apply, give - give or convey physically; "She gave him First Aid"; "I gave him a punch in the nose"
2.dish out - provide (usually but not necessarily food); "We serve meals for the homeless"; "She dished out the soup at 8 P.M."; "The entertainers served up a lively show"
plank - cook and serve on a plank; "Planked vegetable"; "Planked shad"
help, serve - help to some food; help with food or drink; "I served him three times, and after that he helped himself"
cater, ply, provide, supply - give what is desired or needed, especially support, food or sustenance; "The hostess provided lunch for all the guests"
Translations
يُوَزِّع الطَّعام
rozdávatrozdělovat
uddele
kitálal
framreiîa, útbÿta
servírovať

w>dish out

vt sep (inf)austeilen; he can really dish it outer kann ganz schön austeilen (inf)

dish

(diʃ) noun
1. a plate, bowl etc in which food is brought to the table. a large shallow dish.
2. food mixed and prepared for the table. She served us an interesting dish containing chicken and almonds.
ˈdishwasher noun
a machine for washing dishes.
ˈdish-washing noun
the job of washing soiled dishes.
ˈdishwater noun
water used for washing dishes.
dish out
to distribute or give to people. He dished out the potatoes.
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