dole+out

  • 1 dole out — [v] allocate, distribute administer, allot, apportion, assign, deal, deal out, dispense, disperse, divide, divvy*, give, hand out, lot, measure, mete, mete out, parcel, partition, share, share out; concepts 108,140 Ant. collect, gather, hoard,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 2 dole out — index administer (tender), allocate, apportion, assign (allot), contribute (supply), disburse ( …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 dole out — verb administer or bestow, as in small portions (Freq. 1) administer critical remarks to everyone present dole out some money shell out pocket money for the children deal a blow to someone the machine dispenses soft drinks • Syn: ↑ …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 4 dole out — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms dole out : present tense I/you/we/they dole out he/she/it doles out present participle doling out past tense doled out past participle doled out informal to give something, such as food or money, to a… …

    English dictionary

  • 5 dole out — PHRASAL VERB If you dole something out, you give a certain amount of it to each member of a group. [V P n (not pron)] I got out my wallet and began to dole out the money. [Also V n P] …

    English dictionary

  • 6 dole out — v. (B) to dole out food to the needy * * * (B) to dole out food to the needy …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 7 dole out — phr verb Dole out is used with these nouns as the object: ↑punishment …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 8 dole out — I (Roget s IV) v. Syn. distribute, mete out, assign, parcel; see distribute 1 . See Synonym Study at distribute . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) v. distribute, hand out, allocate, dispense, mete, allot, parcel, divide, share. III (Roget s… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 9 dole out — {v. phr.} To measure out sparingly. * /Since the water ration was running low in the desert, the camp commandant doled out small cups of water to each soldier./ …

    Dictionary of American idioms

  • 10 dole out — {v. phr.} To measure out sparingly. * /Since the water ration was running low in the desert, the camp commandant doled out small cups of water to each soldier./ …

    Dictionary of American idioms

  • 11 dole\ out — v. phr. To measure out sparingly. Since the water ration was running low in the desert, the camp commandant doled out small cups of water to each soldier …

    Словарь американских идиом

  • 12 dole out — distribute in small amounts (esp. money); give out freely, dish out …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 13 dole out — transitive verb Date: 1749 1. to give or deliver in small portions 2. dish out Synonyms: see distribute …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 14 dole out — Distribute, divide, apportion, allot, assign, share, deal, deal out …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 15 dole out again — index redistribute Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 16 dole — ► NOUN (often in phrase on the dole) Brit. informal ▪ benefit paid by the state to the unemployed. ► VERB (dole out) ▪ distribute. ORIGIN Old English, «division, portion, or share»; related to DEAL(Cf. ↑deal) …

    English terms dictionary

  • 17 out of work — [adj] not employed between jobs, collecting unemployment, idle, jobless, laid off, on the dole, out of a job, unemployed; concept 351 Ant. employed …

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  • 18 dole — dole1 [dəul US doul] n [U] informal 1.) BrE money given by the government in Britain to people who are unemployed be/go on the dole (=be unemployed and receiving money from the government) ▪ Too many young people are still on the dole. ▪ The… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 dole — I. /doʊl / (say dohl) noun 1. a portion of money, food, etc., given, especially in charity or for maintenance. 2. a dealing out or distributing, especially in charity. 3. a payment by a government to an unemployed person. 4. Obsolete one s fate… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 20 dole — dole1 [ doul ] verb ,dole out phrasal verb transitive INFORMAL to give something, such as food or money, to a particular group of people or to every person in a group: The government has agreed to dole out an additional $5 million in education… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English


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