dish out

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

English[edit]

Verb[edit]

dish out (third-person singular simple present dishes out, present participle dishing out, simple past and past participle dished out)

  1. (transitive) To put (food) on to a dish ready for eating.
  2. (transitive) To distribute (a thing).
  3. (transitive, figuratively) To distribute or deliver something.
    She can dish out criticism but she can't take it.
  4. (transitive, architecture) To hollow out, as a gutter in stone or wood.

Synonyms[edit]

Translations[edit]