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  1. dish
    IPA[diSH]
  2. noun

    verb

    • 1. put food on to a plate or plates before a meal:

      Steve was dishing up vegetables
    • 2. dispense something in a casual or indiscriminate way:

      the banks dished out loans to all and sundry
    • 3. offer or present something, especially something regarded as substandard:

      is your ISP short-changing you by dishing up outdated and perhaps incorrect information?
    • 4. subject others to criticism or punishment:

      you can dish it out but you can't take it
    • 5. gossip or share information, especially information of an intimate or scandalous nature:

      groups gather to brag about babies and dish about romances
    • 6. utterly destroy, confound, or defeat (someone or something).

    • 7. give concavity to (a wheel) by tensioning the spokes:

      this tool accurately checks for proper dishing of a wheel
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: dish, plural noun: dishes

    • v.: verb: dish, 3rd person present: dishes, gerund or present participle: dishing, past tense: dished, past participle: dished

    • noun

      a shallow, flat-bottomed container for cooking or serving food:

      the food contained or served in a dish:

    • verb

      put food on to a plate or plates before a meal:

      dispense something in a casual or indiscriminate way:

    • adjective

      having the shape of a dish; concave:
    • adjective

      having the shape of a dish; concave:
    • adjective

      (of a pie) baked in a deep dish to allow for a large filling:

      (of a pizza) baked in a deep dish and having a thick dough base.

    • noun

      a metal pan with an outer pan of hot water, used for keeping food warm.

      a metal pan, typically one containing an alcohol lamp, used for cooking at the table.

    • noun

      a shallow, circular, transparent dish with a flat lid, used for the culture of microorganisms.
    • noun

      a receiver or transmitter of electromagnetic energy, especially microwaves or radio waves, that consists of a reflector shaped like a shallow dish.
    • noun

      a bowl-shaped antenna with which signals are transmitted to or received from a communications satellite.
    • noun

      a small ceramic dish in which liquids are heated over a flame so that they evaporate, leaving a solid residue.
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