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dish Idioms & Phrases


alms dish

  • noun a tray for collecting the offering from a congregation
    alms tray.
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butter dish

  • noun a small dish (often with a cover) for holding butter at the table
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Chafing dish

  • noun a metal pan over a heater; used to cook or to keep things warm at the table
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  • a dish or vessel for cooking on the table, or for keeping food warm, either by coals, by a lamp, or by hot water; a portable grate for coals.
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Clack dish

  • a dish with a movable lid, formerly carried by beggars, who clacked the lid to attract notice.
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Clap dish

  • . See Clack dish, under Clack, n.
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deep-dish pie

  • noun a pie made of fruit with rich biscuit dough usually only on top of the fruit
    cobbler.
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dish aerial

  • noun directional antenna consisting of a parabolic reflector for microwave or radio frequency radiation
    dish; dish aerial; saucer.
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dish antenna

  • noun directional antenna consisting of a parabolic reflector for microwave or radio frequency radiation
    dish; dish aerial; saucer.
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dish out

  • verb administer or bestow, as in small portions
    deal; parcel out; dispense; distribute; dole out; administer; allot; lot; deal out; mete out; shell out.
    • 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
  • verb provide (usually but not necessarily food)
    dish; dish out; serve up; serve.
    • We serve meals for the homeless
    • She dished out the soup at 8 P.M.
    • The entertainers served up a lively show
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dish rack

  • noun a rack for holding dishes as dishwater drains off of them
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dish the dirt

  • verb wag one's tongue; speak about others and reveal secrets or intimacies
    gossip.
    • She won't dish the dirt
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dish towel

  • noun a towel for drying dishes
    dishtowel; tea towel.
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dish up

  • verb provide (usually but not necessarily food)
    dish; dish out; serve up; serve.
    • We serve meals for the homeless
    • She dished out the soup at 8 P.M.
    • The entertainers served up a lively show
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dish washer

  • noun a machine for washing dishes
    dishwasher; dishwashing machine.
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dish-shaped

  • adjective satellite shaped like a dish or pan
    patelliform; dished.
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do the dishes

  • verb wash dishes
    wash up.
    • I cook and my husband washes up after dinner
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petri dish

  • noun a shallow dish used to culture bacteria
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serving dish

  • noun a dish used for serving food
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Side dish

  • noun a dish that is served with, but is subordinate to, a main course
    entremets; side order.
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  • one of the dishes subordinate to the main course.
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Siling dish

  • a colander. Obs. or Prov. Eng.
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soap dish

  • noun a bathroom or kitchen fixture for holding a bar of soap
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solar dish

  • noun a concave mirror that concentrates the rays of the sun; can produce high temperatures
    solar collector; solar furnace.
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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.
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To dish up

  • to take (food) from the oven, pots, etc., and put in dishes to be served at table.
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Toll dish

  • a dish for measuring toll in mills.
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tun-dish

Tun"-dish` noun
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  1. A tunnel. Obs. Shak.
Webster 1913