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dish

noun uk   /dɪʃ/ us  

dish noun (CONTAINER)

A2 [C] a container, flatter than a bowl and sometimes with a lid, from which food can be served or which can be used for cooking: an oven-proof dish the dishes A2 [plural] all the plates, glasses, knives, forks, etc. that have been used during a meal: Have you done/washed the dishes?
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dish noun (FOOD)

A2 [C] food prepared in a particular way as part of a meal: a chicken/vegetarian dish
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dish noun (ATTRACTIVE PERSON)

[S] old-fashioned a sexually attractive person: He's gorgeous - what a dish!

dish

verb uk   /dɪʃ/ us  
dish the dirt to tell people unpleasant or shocking personal information about someone: She agreed to dish the dirt on her ex-husband for a large fee.
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