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dish

  

      n  
1    a container used for holding or serving food, esp. an open shallow container of pottery, glass, etc.  
2    the food that is served or contained in a dish  
3    a particular article or preparation of food  
a local fish dish     
4      (Also called)    dishful   the amount contained in a dish  
5    something resembling a dish, esp. in shape  
6    a concavity or depression  
7       short for       dish aerial       satellite dish aerial  
8    Informal   an attractive person  
9    Informal   something that one particularly enjoys or excels in  
      vb   tr  
10    to put into a dish  
11    to make hollow or concave  
12      (Brit)  
informal   to ruin or spoil  
he dished his chances of getting the job        (See also)        dish out       dish up  
     (Old English disc, from Latin discus quoit, see disc)  
  dishlike      adj  


chafing dish  
      n   a vessel with a heating apparatus beneath it, for cooking or keeping food warm at the table  
deep-dish pie  
      n     (Chiefly U.S. and Canadian)   a pie baked in a deep dish and having only a top crust  
dish aerial  
      n  
1    a microwave aerial, used esp. in radar, radio telescopes, and satellite broadcasting, consisting of a parabolic reflector,   (Formal name)    parabolic aerial     (Often shortened to)    dish  
2       short for       satellite dish aerial     (Also called)    dish antenna  
dish out  
      vb  
Informal  
1    tr, adv   to distribute  
2    dish it out   to inflict punishment  
he can't take it, but he can sure dish it out     
dish up  
      vb   adv  
1    to serve (a meal, food, etc.)  
2    tr  
Informal   to prepare or present, esp. in an attractive manner  
made dish  
      n     (Cookery)   a dish consisting of a number of different ingredients cooked together  
Petri dish  
      n   a shallow circular flat-bottomed dish, often with a fitting cover, used in laboratories, esp. for producing cultures of microorganisms  
     (C19: named after J. R. Petri (1852--1921), German bacteriologist)  
satellite dish aerial  
      n   a parabolic aerial for reception from or transmission to an artificial satellite,   (Often shortened to)    dish aerial, dish  
side dish  
      n   a portion of food served in addition to the main dish  
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dish aerial  
      n  
1    a microwave aerial, used esp. in radar, radio telescopes, and satellite broadcasting, consisting of a parabolic reflector,   (Formal name)    parabolic aerial     (Often shortened to)    dish         
2       short for       satellite dish aerial     (Also called)    dish antenna  


chafing dish  
      n   a vessel with a heating apparatus beneath it, for cooking or keeping food warm at the table  
deep-dish pie  
      n     (Chiefly U.S. and Canadian)   a pie baked in a deep dish and having only a top crust  
dish         
      n  
1    a container used for holding or serving food, esp. an open shallow container of pottery, glass, etc.  
2    the food that is served or contained in a dish  
3    a particular article or preparation of food  
a local fish dish     
4      (Also called)    dishful   the amount contained in a dish  
5    something resembling a dish, esp. in shape  
6    a concavity or depression  
7       short for       dish aerial       satellite dish aerial  
8    Informal   an attractive person  
9    Informal   something that one particularly enjoys or excels in  
      vb   tr  
10    to put into a dish  
11    to make hollow or concave  
12      (Brit)  
informal   to ruin or spoil  
he dished his chances of getting the job        (See also)        dish out       dish up  
     (Old English disc, from Latin discus quoit, see disc)  
  dishlike      adj  
dish out  
      vb  
Informal  
1    tr, adv   to distribute  
2    dish it out          to inflict punishment  
he can't take it, but he can sure dish it out     
dish up  
      vb   adv  
1    to serve (a meal, food, etc.)  
2    tr  
Informal   to prepare or present, esp. in an attractive manner  
made dish  
      n     (Cookery)   a dish consisting of a number of different ingredients cooked together  
Petri dish  
      n   a shallow circular flat-bottomed dish, often with a fitting cover, used in laboratories, esp. for producing cultures of microorganisms  
     (C19: named after J. R. Petri (1852--1921), German bacteriologist)  
satellite dish aerial  
      n   a parabolic aerial for reception from or transmission to an artificial satellite,   (Often shortened to)    dish aerial, dish  
side dish  
      n   a portion of food served in addition to the main dish  

English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  

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satellite dish aerial  
      n   a parabolic aerial for reception from or transmission to an artificial satellite,   (Often shortened to)    dish aerial, dish         


chafing dish  
      n   a vessel with a heating apparatus beneath it, for cooking or keeping food warm at the table  
deep-dish pie  
      n     (Chiefly U.S. and Canadian)   a pie baked in a deep dish and having only a top crust  
dish         
      n  
1    a container used for holding or serving food, esp. an open shallow container of pottery, glass, etc.  
2    the food that is served or contained in a dish  
3    a particular article or preparation of food  
a local fish dish     
4      (Also called)    dishful   the amount contained in a dish  
5    something resembling a dish, esp. in shape  
6    a concavity or depression  
7       short for       dish aerial       satellite dish aerial  
8    Informal   an attractive person  
9    Informal   something that one particularly enjoys or excels in  
      vb   tr  
10    to put into a dish  
11    to make hollow or concave  
12      (Brit)  
informal   to ruin or spoil  
he dished his chances of getting the job        (See also)        dish out       dish up  
     (Old English disc, from Latin discus quoit, see disc)  
  dishlike      adj  
dish aerial  
      n  
1    a microwave aerial, used esp. in radar, radio telescopes, and satellite broadcasting, consisting of a parabolic reflector,   (Formal name)    parabolic aerial     (Often shortened to)    dish         
2       short for       satellite dish aerial     (Also called)    dish antenna  
dish out  
      vb  
Informal  
1    tr, adv   to distribute  
2    dish it out   to inflict punishment  
he can't take it, but he can sure dish it out     
dish up  
      vb   adv  
1    to serve (a meal, food, etc.)  
2    tr  
Informal   to prepare or present, esp. in an attractive manner  
made dish  
      n     (Cookery)   a dish consisting of a number of different ingredients cooked together  
Petri dish  
      n   a shallow circular flat-bottomed dish, often with a fitting cover, used in laboratories, esp. for producing cultures of microorganisms  
     (C19: named after J. R. Petri (1852--1921), German bacteriologist)  
side dish  
      n   a portion of food served in addition to the main dish  

English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  

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dish

  

      n  
1    bowl, plate, platter, salver  
2    fare, food, recipe  
      vb  
3      (slang)   finish, muck up     (slang)   ruin, spoil, torpedo, wreck  


dish out     
allocate, distribute, dole out, hand out, inflict, mete out  
dish-shaped     
concave, cupped, cup-shaped, depressed, hollow, hollowed out, incurvate, incurved, pushed in, scooped, scooped out, scyphiform, sunken  
dish up     
hand out, ladle, prepare, present, produce, scoop, serve, spoon  

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he can dish it but he can't take it n.
this expression means 'he is very good at criticizing others but he can't accept criticism from others'

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