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dish up

verb (adverb)
to serve (a meal, food, etc)
(transitive) (informal) to prepare or present, esp in an attractive manner
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  • dish up and garnish with eggs and crotons fried in oil, chopped parsley, and a few slices of truffle on top.

  • I've no notion of forcing them to clean, and dish up, and do dairying, if it's not to their turn.

    Rhoda Fleming, Complete George Meredith
  • Mrs. Peck had to dish up the visitor's dinner before she could tackle him upon the subject in hand.

  • And I can dish up a trifle of flummery in here and there conveniently, and—let me see.

    In the Roar of the Sea Sabine Baring-Gould
  • Broil the tenderloin and dish up on buttered toast, and cover with sauce Colbert.

  • Stew the cabbages, potato and sausages all together and dish up neatly.

  • When you get it all its runnin out of one dish up your sleeve an out of the other back into the food pans.

    Dere Mable Edward Streeter
  • dish up on a platter, with Madeira sauce with stuffed olives.

  • The next and final operation is to hold the dish up to the mouth nearly horizontally, and blow the little heap across the dish.

    Spinifex and Sand David W Carnegie
Slang definitions & phrases for dish up

dish out

verb phrase

  1. To distribute; issue: The brand of drool they dished out/ What line are they dishing up today?
  2. To inflict; give: They dished her out a horrid trouncing (1652+)
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