To dish out

To serve out of a dish; to distribute in portions at table.
(Arch.) To hollow out, as a gutter in stone or wood.
to dispense freely; - also used figuratively; as, to dish out punishment; to dish out abuse or insult.

See also: Dish, Dish, Dish

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Tony Tuffin's March 2010 pup cracked out and made all (28.78sec) to win her heat last week and looks all set to dish out similar punishment this evening.
Pearl's bosses have decided to dish out pounds 500million which has built up as the money needed to cover past pay-outs proved less than expected.
The patrols have the power to dish out pounds 100 on-the-spot fines.