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ladle out

(transitive, adverb) (informal) to distribute (money, gifts, etc) generously
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  • One of the party had taken on himself to ladle out the punch.

    Katerfelto G. J. Whyte-Melville
  • Nebuchadnezzar now began to ladle out the burning liquor into goblets which he passed to the rest of the company.

  • Tony echoed, as he pushed aside his grapefruit and began to ladle out dry cereal.

    Tony and the Beetles Philip K. Dick
  • She began to ladle out spoonful after spoonful and put it into the little brown teapot, which she then filled up with hot water.

    The Rebel of the School Mrs. L. T. Meade
  • The men dip in baskets, or maunds, expressly made for this purpose, and ladle out the quivering fish by hundreds into the boats.

  • Will you now place your hand in this boiling metal and ladle out a portion of it?

    The Life of King Edward VII J. Castell Hopkins
  • When the refugees began pouring in she was among the first to ladle out soup and deplete her wardrobe.

    The Living Present Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
  • I think I could ladle out a few sound ideas on that subject that would be as clear as the purest consomm.

    The Idiot at Home John Kendrick Bangs
  • He began to ladle out a bowl of oyster stew from a steaming pot.

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