Definition of dole verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

dole

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//dəʊl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//doʊl//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they dole
BrE BrE//dəʊl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//doʊl//
 
he / she / it doles
BrE BrE//dəʊlz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//doʊlz//
 
past simple doled
BrE BrE//dəʊld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//doʊld//
 
past participle doled
BrE BrE//dəʊld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//doʊld//
 
-ing form doling
BrE BrE//ˈdəʊlɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdoʊlɪŋ//
 
 
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Word Origin Old English dāl ‘division, portion, or share’, of Germanic origin; related to deal. The sense ‘distribution of charitable gifts’ dates from Middle English; the sense ‘unemployment benefit’ dates from the early 20th cent. Phrasal Verbsdole somethingout (to somebody)
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