Dish Dish, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Dished}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Dishing}.] 1. To put in a dish, ready for the table. [1913 Webster]

2. To make concave, or depress in the middle, like a dish; as, to dish a wheel by inclining the spokes. [1913 Webster]

3. To frustrate; to beat; to ruin. [Low] [1913 Webster]

4. to talk about (a person) in a disparaging manner; to gossip about (a person); as, the secretaries spent their break time dishing the newest employee. [slang] [PJC]

{To dish out}.

1. To serve out of a dish; to distribute in portions at table.

2. (Arch.) To hollow out, as a gutter in stone or wood.

2. to dispense freely; -- also used figuratively; as, to dish out punishment; to dish out abuse or insult.

{To dish up}, to take (food) from the oven, pots, etc., and put in dishes to be served at table. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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