November 26, 2020
Learner's Word of the Day
dish out /ˈdɪʃ ˈaʊt/ phrasal verb
dish out
/ˈdɪʃ ˈaʊt/
phrasal verb

dish out (something) also dish (something) out
dishes out; dished out; dishing out

This student has a professor who dishes out lots of reading assignments.
This student has a professor who dishes out lots of reading assignments.
Learner's definition of DISH OUT

informal

1 : to serve (food)

  • The restaurant dishes out more than 500 meals every night.

2 : to give (something) freely or in large amounts

  • She dishes out advice to anyone who'll listen.

  • He's always dishing out money and gifts to his grandchildren.

3 dish it out : to criticize other people

  • He can dish it out, but he can't take it. [=he likes to criticize other people, but he doesn't like being criticized]

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