dish

/dɪʃ / (say dish)

noun
1. an open, more or less shallow container of pottery, glass, metal, wood, etc., used for various purposes, especially for holding or serving food.
2. that which is served or contained in a dish.
3. a particular article or preparation of food.
4. as much as a dish will hold; a dishful.
5. anything like a dish in form or use, as a goldminer's vessel for washing alluvial gold, a concave antenna for satellite television reception, the larger receptors of radio telescopes, etc.
6. concave state, or the degree of concavity, as of a wheel.
7. Colloquial an attractive woman or man.
verb (t)
8. to fashion like a dish; make concave.
9. Goldmining to swirl (dirt and water) in a pan seeking to separate out the gold: they dished the stuff all morning.
10. Colloquial (sometimes followed by up) to defeat; frustrate; cheat.
11. to abandon; discard; sack.
phrase
12. dish off, Basketball, Australian Rules to pass (the ball) to a teammate who then scores.
13. dish out,
a. to distribute; share out: to dish out the goodies.
b. to inflict: *the runner had no right to dish out verbal abuse to opposing players –abc online, 2004.
14. dish up,
a. to put into or serve in a dish, as food: to dish up dinner.
b. to present hastily or carelessly.
15. dish the dirt, Colloquial to gossip maliciously.
{Middle English; Old English disc dish, plate, bowl (compare German Tisch table), from Latin discus dish, discus}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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