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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.
    • March 26 2023, David Hytner, “Kane and Bukayo Saka combine against Ukraine for England’s perfect Euros start”, in The Guardian[1]:
      Saka was a threat from the first whistle; Ukraine rightly wary of him and dishing out the usual whacks.
  4. (transitive, architecture) To hollow out, as a gutter in stone or wood.

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