[verb] [T]If you ladle (out) soup or other liquid food you put it into individual bowls to give to people, using a ladle.(informal) To ladle out money or goods is to give (too) generously to a lot of people.Doctors ladled out antibiotics to patients in those days.
Meaning of LADLE in English
Cambridge English vocab. Кембриджский английский словарь. 2012