Meaning of “dish sth out” in the English Dictionary

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"dish sth out" in British English

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dish sth out

informal
phrasal verb with dish uk /dɪʃ/ us /dɪʃ/ verb

to give or say things to people without thinking about them carefully:

A good doctor listens to the patient rather than just dishing out drugs
He's very keen to dish out criticism.
He’s mad at me for teasing him – he can dish it out, but he can’t take it!

to give or serve food to people:

Jon, could you dish the carrots out for me, please?

(Definition of “dish sth out” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)