- (transitive) To put (food) on to a dish ready for eating.
- (transitive) To distribute (a thing).
- (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:
- Saka was a threat from the first whistle; Ukraine rightly wary of him and dishing out the usual whacks.
- (transitive, architecture) To hollow out, as a gutter in stone or wood.
- (food): dish up, serve
- (distribute): distribute, give out, hand out, hand round, pass out, pass round
- (figuratively): give out
to put (food) on to a dish