HyperDic: dish_out

English > 2 senses of the expression dish out:
VERBpossessiondish out, distribute, administer, mete out, deal, parcel out, lot, dispense, shell out, deal out, allot, dole outadminister or bestow, as in small portions
consumptiondish out, serve, serve up, dish up, dishprovide (usually but not necessarily food)
English > dish out: 2 senses > verb 1, possession
MeaningAdminister or bestow, as in small portions.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s something to somebody
Synonymsdistribute, administer, mete out, deal, parcel out, lot, dispense, shell out, deal out, allot, dole out
Narrowerassign, allot, portionGive out
dealDistribute cards to the players in a game / game / game
give, applyGive or convey physically
reallotallot again
Broadergivetransfer possession of something concrete or abstract to somebody
Spanishadjudicar, asignar, conceder, destinar, dispensar, distribuir, repartir
Catalanadjudicar, assignar, concedir, destinar, dispensar, distribuir, repartir
English > dish out: 2 senses > verb 2, consumption
MeaningProvide (usually but not necessarily food).
PatternSomebody ----s something
ModelThe chefs dish out the vegetables
Synonymsserve, serve up, dish up, dish
Narrowerplankcook and serve on a plank
Broaderprovide, supply, ply, caterGive what is desired or needed, especially support, food or sustenance
Similar toserve, helpHelp to some food
Spanishservir
Catalanservir

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