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

 

dish

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//dɪʃ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dɪʃ//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they dish
BrE BrE//dɪʃ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dɪʃ//
 
he / she / it dishes
BrE BrE//ˈdɪʃɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdɪʃɪz//
 
past simple dished
BrE BrE//dɪʃt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dɪʃt//
 
past participle dished
BrE BrE//dɪʃt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dɪʃt//
 
-ing form dishing
BrE BrE//ˈdɪʃɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdɪʃɪŋ//
 
 
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Word Origin Old English disc ‘plate, bowl’ (related to Dutch dis, German Tisch ‘table’), based on Latin discus, from Greek diskos.Idioms
dish the dirt (on somebody)
 
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(informal) to tell people unkind or unpleasant things about somebody, especially about their private life She loves to dish the dirt on her sisters.
dish it out
 
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(disapproving) to criticize other people He enjoys dishing it out, but he really can't take it (= cannot accept criticism from other people).
Phrasal Verbsdish somethingoutdish updish somethingup
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