dole out

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Related to dole out: awaited, scrutinised, overhyped
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Verb1.dole out - administer or bestow, as in small portionsdole 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"


1. Assistance, especially money, food, and other necessities, given to the needy or dispossessed:
2. That which is allotted:
Informal: cut.
Slang: divvy.
phrasal verb
dole out
To give out in portions or shares:
Slang: divvy.

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vt sepausteilen, verteilen
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If the government can spend P70 billion a year for Conditional Cash Transfer, which is a dole out, why can't we spend P28 billion for higher education?
Think over any advice, answers or remarks you dole out to her before they leave your lips.
That same year a local Christian ministry told Kolbe he wasn't welcome to dole out soup to the poor during Thanksgiving.
Do yourself a favor, and don't dole out advice unless you're asked.