dole out

dole out
verb
administer or bestow, as in small portions (Freq. 1)
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administer critical remarks to everyone present

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dole out some money

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shell out pocket money for the children

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deal a blow to someone

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the machine dispenses soft drinks

Syn:
Derivationally related forms:
Hypernyms: ↑give
Hyponyms:
assign, ↑allot, ↑portion, ↑reallot, ↑deal, ↑give, ↑apply
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

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Somebody ——s something to somebody

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ˌdole ˈout [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they dole out he/she/it doles out present participle doling out past tense doled out past participle doled out] informal phrasal verb
to give something, such as food or money, to a particular group of people or to every person in a group

The government has agreed to dole out an additional £5 million to schools.

Thesaurus: to share or divide something between peoplesynonym general words meaning to givesynonym
Main entry: dole

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dole out [phrasal verb]
dole out (something) also dole (something) out : to give (something) to people

She is always doling out advice on relationships.

The organization has doled out millions of dollars in grants.

The nurse doles the pills out carefully.

The agency doles out [=hands out, distributes] food to thousands of needy families each year.

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Main Entry:dole

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  • dole out — I (Roget s IV) v. Syn. distribute, mete out, assign, parcel; see distribute 1 . See Synonym Study at distribute . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) v. distribute, hand out, allocate, dispense, mete, allot, parcel, divide, share. III (Roget s… …   English dictionary for students

  • dole out — {v. phr.} To measure out sparingly. * /Since the water ration was running low in the desert, the camp commandant doled out small cups of water to each soldier./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • dole out — {v. phr.} To measure out sparingly. * /Since the water ration was running low in the desert, the camp commandant doled out small cups of water to each soldier./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

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