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verb dole pronunciation in American English /doʊl/
Word Forms
present tense
present participledoling
past tensedoled
past participledoled

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phrasal verb

dole out

Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theydole out
he/she/itdoles out
present participledoling out
past tensedoled out
past participledoled out
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 grants.


a fashion trend in which people intentionally wear ordinary, inexpensive, widely-available clothing

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a flower or small bunch of flowers worn on the lapel of a jacket on special occasions

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