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dish out

 
Verb dish out has 2 senses
  1. distribute, administer, mete out, deal, parcel out, lot, dispense, shell out, deal out, dish out, allot, dole out - administer or bestow, as in small portions; "administer critical remarks to everyone present"; "dole out some money"; "shell out pocket money for the children"; "deal a blow to someone"
    --1 is one way to give
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s something to somebody
  2. serve, serve up, dish out, dish up, dish - provide (usually but not necessarily food); "We serve meals for the homeless"; "She dished out the soup at 8 P.M."; "The entertainers served up a lively show"
    --2 is one way to provide, supply, ply, cater
    Sample sentence:
    The chefs dish out the vegetables
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