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dole something ↔ out

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishdole something ↔ out phrasal verb informalGIVEto give something such as money, food, advice etc to more than one person to Vera was doling out candy to all the kids. dole→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
dole outMr James rationally doling it out.She liked to be frugal: to have money and carefully dole it out.On the campaign trail, Dole has ruled out cutting defense, Social Security and Medicare.If Dole figures out how to take his vaunted inside political skills public, watch out.Doctors tended to dole them out liberally.In 1988, soon after losing the Illinois primary to George Bush, Dole dropped out of the race.It s going to take a bit of time for the factories to dole us out some more.How does Dole reach out to a rival who has no reason to quit?dole toHow does Dole reach out to a rival who has no reason to quit?
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Verb table
dole
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theydole
he, she, itdoles
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theydoled
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave doled
he, she, ithas doled
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad doled
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill dole
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have doled
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam doling
he, she, itis doling
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you, we, theyare doling
Past
I, he, she, itwas doling
you, we, theywere doling
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been doling
he, she, ithas been doling
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been doling
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be doling
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been doling
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