dish1 S3 [dıʃ] n
[: Old English; Origin: disc, from Latin discus 'disk, plate']
1.) a flat container with low sides, for serving food from or cooking food in
a serving dish
an ovenproof dish
dish of
a large dish of spaghetti
2.) the dishes
all the plates, cups, bowls etc that have been used to eat a meal and need to be washed
do/wash the dishes
I'll just do the dishes before we go.
3.) food cooked or prepared in a particular way as a meal
a wonderful pasta dish
The menu includes a wide selection of vegetarian dishes.
This soup is substantial enough to serve as a main dish (=the biggest part of a meal) .
4.) something that is shaped like a dish
a soap dish
5.) informal old-fashioned someone who is sexually attractive
dish 2
dish2 v
[I and T] 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 out [dish sth<=>out] phr v
1.) to give something to various people in a careless way
We'll probably dish out some leaflets there too.
Paul still tends to dish out unwanted advice.
2.) to serve food to people
Sam's dishing out sandwiches if you want one.
3.) sb 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 up [dish sth<=>up] phr v
to put food for a meal into dishes, ready to be eaten
Could you dish up the vegetables?

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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