dole out


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Wikipedia.
Related to dole out: awaited, scrutinised, overhyped

dole something out

(to someone ) to distribute something to someone. The cook doled the oatmeal out to each camper who held out a bowl. Please dole out the candy bars, one to a customer. She doled it out fairly.
See also: dole, out

dole out

v.
To distribute something: The government doles out cheese to the needy. The teacher doled pencils out to the students.
See also: dole, out
References in periodicals archive ?
He said Pakistan was keen to have increased opportunities for trade with its partners rather than aid and dole outs.