November 16, 2016
Learner's Word of the Day
dole out /ˈdoʊl ˈaʊt/ phrasal verb
dole out
/ˈdoʊl ˈaʊt/
phrasal verb
The woman is doling out candy to the children.
The woman is doling out candy to the children.
Learner's definition of DOLE OUT

dole out (something) also dole (something) out

: to give (something) to people

  • She is always doling out advice on relationships.

  • The organization has doled out millions of dollars in grants.

  • The nurse doles the pills out carefully.

  • The agency doles out [=hands out, distributes] food to thousands of needy families each year.

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