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dishnoun [C]

 us   /dɪʃ/
  • dish noun [C] (CONTAINER)

a round, flat container with a raised edge, used for serving or holding food
The dishes are all the plates, glasses, knives, forks, etc., that have been used during a meal: Who’s going to do the dishes (= clean the plates, glasses, etc.)?
  • dish noun [C] (FOOD)

a particular type of food or food prepared in a particular way as part of a meal: This restaurant serves both Cuban and Chinese dishes.
(Definition of dish from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







"dish" in British English

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dishnoun

uk   /dɪʃ/  us   /dɪʃ/
  • 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!

dishverb

uk   /dɪʃ/  us   /dɪʃ/
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.
(Definition of dish from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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