|1.||[ verb ] administer or bestow, as in small portions|
|Synonyms:||distribute deal dispense allot administer dole_out deal_out shell_out parcel_out lot mete_out|
"administer critical remarks to everyone present" "dole out some money" "shell out pocket money for the children" "deal a blow to someone"
|Related terms:||give assign give deal reallot dispenser allotment dispenser deal allocator distributor|
|2.||[ verb ] (food) provide (usually but not necessarily food)|
|Synonyms:||serve serve_up dish_up dish|
"We serve meals for the homeless" "She dished out the soup at 8 P.M." "The entertainers served up a lively show"
|Related terms:||provide plank serve dish|