dish out


dished out; dishing out; dishes out

transitive verb

: to give or dispense freely
dish out gifts
dish out advice
dish out punishment

Examples of dish out in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

1641, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of dish out was in 1641

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Cite this Entry

“Dish out.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

dish out

: to give out freely
dish out advice

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