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verb     dole pronunciation in British English
Word Forms
present tense
present participledoling
past tensedoled
past participledoled

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 to schools.

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a rise in the level of a stream or river

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