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dish

2 verb
     
dish2
[intransitive and transitive] informal to give a lot of information about something or someone, especially something that would usually be secret or private
dish on
She's ready to dish on boys, beauty, and break-ups in her new column.
dish the dirt (=tell people shocking things about someone's private life)

dish something ↔ out

phrasal verb
1 to give something to various people in a careless way:
We dished out some leaflets there too.
Paul tends to dish out unwanted advice.
2 to serve food to people:
Sam's dishing out sandwiches if you want one.
3

somebody can dish it out but they can't take it

used to say that someone often criticizes other people, but does not like being criticized

dish something ↔ up

phrasal verb
DF to put food for a meal into dishes, ready to be eaten:
Could you dish up the vegetables?

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